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Title Les bas-fonds = The lower depths / les films Alkam présentent ; une production Albatros ; un film de Jean Renoir ; scénario de E. Zamiatine et J. Companeez ; adaptation et dialogues de Jean Renoir et Charles Spark. Donzoko = The lower depths / Toho Company, Ltd. ; produced by Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Hideo Oguni and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  DVD LOWER    DUE 05-18-06 Assumed Lost
Description 2 videodiscs (218 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in..
Series Criterion collection ; 239
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 239.
System Details DVD, region 1; mono.
Cast Les bas-fonds: Jean Gabin, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt, Junie Astor, Vladimir Sokoloff.
Donzoko: Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyōko Kagawa, Ganjirō Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki.
Note Based on the play: Na dne / by Maxim Gorky.
Les bas-fonds was originally released as a motion picture in 1936; Donzoko in 1957.
Summary Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff.
Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan.
Note Special features, disc 1, Les Bas-fonds: new digital transfer with restored image and sound, introduction by Jean Renoir, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.
Special features, disc 2, Donzoko: new high definition, digital transfer with restored image and sound, optional audio commentary by Donald Richie, a 33 min. documentary about the film, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.
Credits Les bas-fonds: director of photography, F. Bourgas [i.e. Fédote Bourgasoff] ; editor, Marguerite Renoir ; set decorators, Hugues Laurent, Eugène Lourié ; music, Jean Wiener.
Donzoko: director of photography, Kazuo Yamasaki ; production designer, Yoshirō Muraki ; editor, Akira Kurosawa ; music, Masaru Sato ; costume designer, Yoshiko Samejima.
Contents [Disc 1.] Les bas-fonds -- [disc 2.] Donzoko.
Language Les bas-fonds: in French with optional English subtitles. Donzoko: in Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Social status -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Thieves -- Japan -- Drama.
Slums -- Japan -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Foreign films.
Added Author Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976.
Jouvet, Louis.
Holt, Jany, 1912-2005.
Astor, Junie, 1912-1967.
Sokoloff, Vladimir, 1889-1962.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Yamada, Isuzu, 1917-2012.
Kagawa, Kyōko.
Nakamura, Ganjirō, 1902-1983.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999.
Gorky, Maksim, 1868-1936. Na dne.
Films Albatros (Firm)
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Lower depths
ISBN 0780026993
Standard No. 037429181324
Music No. LOW030 Criterion Collection
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