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Floating Weeds
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985; performed by Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 59 mins
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Nagata Masaichi, 1906-1985; performed by Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 1 hour 59 mins
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No Regrets for our Youth
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Matsuzaki Keiji, 1905-1974; performed by Kôno Akitake, fl. 1943-1973, Miyoshi Eiko, 1894-1963, Ôkôchi Denjirô, 1898-1962, Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 and Hara Setsuko, 1920- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1946), 1 hour 51 mins
In Akira Kurosawa’s first film after the end of World War II, future beloved Ozu regular Setsuko Hara gives an astonishing performance as Yukie, the only female protagonist in Kurosawa’s body of work and one of his strongest heroes. Transforming herself from genteel bourgeois daughter to independent social act...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Matsuzaki Keiji, 1905-1974; performed by Kôno Akitake, fl. 1943-1973, Miyoshi Eiko, 1894-1963, Ôkôchi Denjirô, 1898-1962, Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 and Hara Setsuko, 1920- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1946), 1 hour 51 mins
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Pigs and Battleships
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directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kano Ôtsuka, fl. 1961; performed by Mishima Masao, 1902-1973, Jitsuko Yoshimura, 1943- and Hiroyuki Nagato, 1934- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 48 mins
A dazzling, unruly portrait of postwar Japan, Pigs and Battleships details, with escalating absurdity, the desperate power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka. Shot in gorgeously composed, bustling CinemaScope, the film follows a young couple as they try to navigate Yokosuka’s cor...
directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kano Ôtsuka, fl. 1961; performed by Mishima Masao, 1902-1973, Jitsuko Yoshimura, 1943- and Hiroyuki Nagato, 1934- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 48 mins
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Red Beard
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Samejima Yoshiko, fl. 1957-1967; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Yamazaki Tsutomu, 1936-, Kayama Yûzô, 1937- and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1965), 3 hours 5 mins
A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guid...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Samejima Yoshiko, fl. 1957-1967; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Dan Reiko, 1935-2003, Yamazaki Tsutomu, 1936-, Kayama Yûzô, 1937- and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1965), 3 hours 5 mins
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Vengeance is Mine
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directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kazuo Inoue, fl. 1979-2011; performed by Chôchô Miyako, 1920-2000, Mikuni Rentarô, 1923-2013 and Ken Ogata, 1937-2008 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1979), 2 hours 21 mins
A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny exam...
directed by Shōhei Imamura, 1926-2006; produced by Kazuo Inoue, fl. 1979-2011; performed by Chôchô Miyako, 1920-2000, Mikuni Rentarô, 1923-2013 and Ken Ogata, 1937-2008 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1979), 2 hours 21 mins
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The Bad Sleep Well
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Kurihara Shoji, fl. 1960; produced by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999 and Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997; performed by Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 31 mins
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The End of Summer
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Masakatsu Kaneko, Tadahiro Teramoto, fl. 1961 and Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979, Toho Company; performed by Masahiko Shimazu, 1952-, Kobayashi Keiju, 1923-2010, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 43 mins
The Kohayakawa family is thrown into distress when childlike father Manbei takes up with his old mistress, in one of Ozu’s most deftly modulated blendings of comedy and tragedy.
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; produced by Masakatsu Kaneko, Tadahiro Teramoto, fl. 1961 and Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979, Toho Company; performed by Masahiko Shimazu, 1952-, Kobayashi Keiju, 1923-2010, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Nakamura Ganjirô, 1902-1983 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 1 hour 43 mins
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The Hidden Fortress
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Katô Masahiro, fl. 1961; produced by Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979 and Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Fujiwara Kamatari, 1905-1985 and Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 2 hours 19 mins
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conni...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Katô Masahiro, fl. 1961; produced by Fujimoto Sanezumi, 1910-1979 and Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Fujiwara Kamatari, 1905-1985 and Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1958), 2 hours 19 mins
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High and Low
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Suzuki Miyuki, fl. 1963; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949, Kurosawa Production Co. and Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mihashi Tatsuya, 1923-2004, Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Sada Yutaka, 1911-, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982, Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991, Ishiyama Kenjirô, fl. 1963, Kimura Isao, 1923-1981 and Katô Takeshi, 1929- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 2 hours 24 mins
Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, ...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Suzuki Miyuki, fl. 1963; produced by Tanaka Tomoyuki, 1910-1997 and Kikushima Ryûzô, fl. 1949, Kurosawa Production Co. and Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Kagawa Kyôko, 1931-, Mihashi Tatsuya, 1923-2004, Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Sada Yutaka, 1911-, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982, Fujita Susumu, 1912-1991, Ishiyama Kenjirô, fl. 1963, Kimura Isao, 1923-1981 and Katô Takeshi, 1929- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1963), 2 hours 24 mins
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The Human Condition: Parts 5 & 6
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directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Tamao Nakamura, 1939- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 3 hours 10 mins
Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The Human Condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet...
directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Tamao Nakamura, 1939- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1961), 3 hours 10 mins
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