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Uniform Title Kagemusha (Motion picture)
影武者 (Motion picture)
Title Kagemusha / 20th Century Fox ; Tōhō Eiga, Kurosawa Purodakushon teikei sakuhin ; purodyūsā Kurosawa Akira, Tanaka Tomoyuki ; shinario Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.
影武者 / 20th Century Fox ; 東宝映画, 黒沢プロダクション提携作品 ; プロデューサー 黒澤明, 田中友幸 ; シナリオ 黒澤明, 井出雅人 ; 監督 黒澤明.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Audio Visual  DVD KAGEMUSHA DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition DVD edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out booklet (19 cm).
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
stamping rdapm
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rdabs
video file rdaft
DVD video
region 1 rdare
Motion picture.
Series Criterion collection ; 267
Criterion collection ; 267.
System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen; Dolby Digital discrete surround, stereo ; dual layer ; new, restored high-definitition digital transfer.
Language In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Cast Nakadai Tatsuya, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Hagiwara Ken'ichi, Nezu Jinpachi, Ōtaki Shūji.
Credits Music, Ikebe Shin'ichiro ; cinematography, Saitō Takao, Ueda Masaharu ; screenplay, Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1.
Booklet includes essay: Kagemusha: from painting to film pageantry by Peter Grilli.
Summary In 16th century feudal Japan, a thief is saved from execution to train as a double for one of the warlords, Shingen. Three warlords, Shingen, Nobunaga, and Ieyasu, battle for total power over Japan. When Shingen receives a mortal wound, the double must take his place to hold the Takeda clan together.
Note Special features: [disc 1] new, restored high-definition digital transfer enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the Cinema of Akira Kurosawa; includes U.S. trailer, Japanese teaser and Japanese trailer; [disc 2] Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa (19 min., 2005 ; interview with Lucas and Coppola) ; 41 min. documentary on Kagemusha (part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create) ; Image: Kurosawa's Continuity (43 min. video by Masayuki Yui that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches) ; A vision realized (Kurosawa's original storyboards are featured alongside their corresponding scenes) ; Suntory commercials made on set ; storyboards. Booklet featuring new essay by Japanese culture expert Peter Grilli, an interview by Japanese film expert Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Samurai -- Japan -- Drama.
Daimyo -- Japan -- Drama.
Impersonation -- Drama.
Impersonation. (OCoLC)fst00968149
Daimyo. (OCoLC)fst00886789
Samurai. (OCoLC)fst01104697
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Samurai films. (OCoLC)fst01710334
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Feature films -- Japan.
Historical films -- Japan.
War films -- Japan.
Samurai films -- Japan.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures -- Japan.
Japanese language films.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst01710314
War films. (OCoLC)fst01710402
Feature films.
Historical films.
War films.
Samurai films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, film producer, film director, screenwriter.
黒澤明, 1910-1998.
Tanaka, Tomoyuki, 1910-1997, film producer.
田中友幸, 1910-1997.
Ide, Masato, 1920-1989, screenwriter.
井出雅人, 1920-
Saitō, Takao, 1929-2014, director of photography.
Ueda, Shōji, 1938- director of photography.
Ikebe, Shin'ichirō, composer (expression)
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932- actor.
仲代達也, 1932-
Yamazaki, Tsutomu, 1936- actor.
山崎努, 1936-
Hagiwara, Ken'ichi, 1950-2019, actor.
萩原健一, 1950-
Nezu, Jinpachi, 1947-2016, actor.
根津甚八, 1947-
Ōtaki, Hideji, 1925-2012, actor.
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.
Kurosawa Purodakushon.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN $22.49
Standard No. 715515197212
Music No. CC2760D Criterion
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