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The 47 Ronin: Part 1
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directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
The 47 Ronin is a 1941/1942 black-and-white two-part jidaigeki Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, adapted from a play by Seika Mayama. The film chronicles the end of the lives of the forty-seven Ronin.
directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, 1898-1956; produced by Shintarô Shirai, fl. 1941; performed by Haranosuke Bando, fl. 1941, Yoshizaburo Arashi, fl. 1941 and Tokusaburo Arashi, fl. 1932-1941 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1941), 1 hour 52 mins
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An Autumn Afternoon
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
Yasujiro Ozu’s final film was also his final masterpiece, the gently heartbreaking story of a man’s dignified resignation to both life’s ever-shifting currents and society’s gradual modernization. Though widower Shuhei Hirayama (Ozu’s frequent leading man Chishu Ryu) has been living comfortably for years...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Nagashima Yûji, fl. 1956-1962; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shochiku Company; performed by Okada Mariko, 1933-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Iwashita Shima, 1941- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1962), 1 hour 53 mins
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Drunken Angel
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura’s jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel is an evocative,...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971, Toho Company; performed by Nakakita Chieko, 1926-2005, Kogure Michiyo, 1918-1990, Yamamoto Reisaburô, fl. 1927-1964, Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1948), 1 hour 38 mins
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The Human Condition: Parts 3 & 4
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directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Kokinji Katsura, 1926-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 2 hours 58 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 n...
directed by Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; produced by Wakatsuki Shigeru, fl. 1955 and Kobayashi Masaki, 1916-1996; performed by Kokinji Katsura, 1926-, Aratama Michiyo, 1930-2001 and Nakadai Tatsuya, 1932- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1959), 2 hours 58 mins
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Ikiru
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa’s greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of a man’s death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Himori Shin'ichi, 1907-1959, Nobuo Kaneko, 1923-1955 and Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1952), 2 hours 23 mins
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Late Autumn
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Toshikazu Sugiyama, fl. 1960; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Okada Mariko, 1933-, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934- and Hara Setsuko, 1920- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 9 mins
The great actress and Ozu regular Setsuko Hara plays a mother gently trying to persuade her daughter to marry in this glowing portrait of family love and conflict—a reworking of Ozu’s 1949 masterpiece Late Spring.
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Toshikazu Sugiyama, fl. 1960; produced by Yamanouchi Shizuo, 1925-, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Kuwano Miyuki, 1972-, Sada Keiji, 1926-1964, Okada Mariko, 1933-, Tsukasa Yôko, 1934- and Hara Setsuko, 1920- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1960), 2 hours 9 mins
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Late Spring
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directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Bunjiro Suzuki, 1890-1951; produced by Yamamoto Takeshi, fl. 1949, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Tsubouchi Yoshiko, 1915-1985, Mishima Masao, 1902-1973, Miyake Kuniko, 1916-1992, Usami Jun, 1911-1981, Aoki Hohi, fl. 1947-1950, Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Yumeji Tsukioka, 1922-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1949), 1 hour 48 mins
One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishu Ryu and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent...
directed by Yasujirô Ozu, 1903-1963; designed by Bunjiro Suzuki, 1890-1951; produced by Yamamoto Takeshi, fl. 1949, Shôchiku Eiga; performed by Tsubouchi Yoshiko, 1915-1985, Mishima Masao, 1902-1973, Miyake Kuniko, 1916-1992, Usami Jun, 1911-1981, Aoki Hohi, fl. 1947-1950, Haruko Sugimura, 1909-1997, Yumeji Tsukioka, 1922-, Hara Setsuko, 1920- and Ryû Chishû, 1904-1993 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1949), 1 hour 48 mins
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I Live in Fear
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Suzuki Miyuki, fl. 1963; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 44 mins
Both the final film of this period in which Akira Kurosawa would directly wrestle with the demons of the Second World War and his most literal representation of living in an atomic age, the galvanizing I Live in Fear presents Toshiro Mifune as an elderly, stubborn businessman so fearful of a nuclear attack that he...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; designed by Suzuki Miyuki, fl. 1963; produced by Motoki Sôjirô, fl. 1945-1971; performed by Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 and Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 44 mins
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Rashomon
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directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Jingo Minoru, fl. 1950; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924-, Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 and Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1950), 1 hour 29 mins
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and a...
directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1999; produced by Jingo Minoru, fl. 1950; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Kyō Machiko, 1924-, Mori Masayuki, 1911-1973, Shimura Takashi, 1905-1982 and Chiaki Minoru, 1917-1999 (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1950), 1 hour 29 mins
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Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
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directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, 1905-1980; designed by Ito Kisaku, 1899-1967; produced by Takimura Kazuo, fl. 1938, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Okada Mariko, 1933-, Tsuruta Kôji, 1924-1987 and Yachigusa Kaoru, 1931- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 44 mins
Toshiro Mifune furiously embodies swordsman Musashi Miyamoto as he comes into his own in the action-packed middle section of the Samurai Trilogy. Duel at Ichijoji Temple furthers Miyamoto along his path to spiritual enlightenment, as well as further from the arms of the two women who love him: loyal Otsu (Kaoru Ya...
directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, 1905-1980; designed by Ito Kisaku, 1899-1967; produced by Takimura Kazuo, fl. 1938, Toho Company; performed by Mifune Toshirô, 1920-1997, Okada Mariko, 1933-, Tsuruta Kôji, 1924-1987 and Yachigusa Kaoru, 1931- (New York, NY: Janus Films, 1955), 1 hour 44 mins
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