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The Resource Harakiri : Seppuku, Shochiku Co. Ltd. ; produced by Tatsuo Hosoya ; written by Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)

Harakiri : Seppuku, Shochiku Co. Ltd. ; produced by Tatsuo Hosoya ; written by Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)

Label
Harakiri : Seppuku
Title
Harakiri
Title remainder
Seppuku
Statement of responsibility
Shochiku Co. Ltd. ; produced by Tatsuo Hosoya ; written by Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Title variation
  • Seppoku
  • Seppuku
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Yoshio Miyajima ; editor, Hisashi Sagara ; music, Toru Takemitsu
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsuro Tamba, Rentaro Mikuni
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996
  • 1932-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Ishihama, Akira
  • Iwashita, Shima
  • Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
  • Janus Films
Runtime
133
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
302
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Suicide
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Harakiri : Seppuku, Shochiku Co. Ltd. ; produced by Tatsuo Hosoya ; written by Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: disc 1: new, restored high-definition digital transfer; exclusive video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtitle translation; disc 2: rare excerpt of a Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda (Double Suicide); new video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto; poster gallery; A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and a reprint of her 1972 interview with Kobayashi
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
  • a321349
  • ocm61157138
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (133 min.)
Isbn
9780780030060
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429207321
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
HAR110
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Harakiri : Seppuku, Shochiku Co. Ltd. ; produced by Tatsuo Hosoya ; written by Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: disc 1: new, restored high-definition digital transfer; exclusive video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtitle translation; disc 2: rare excerpt of a Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda (Double Suicide); new video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto; poster gallery; A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and a reprint of her 1972 interview with Kobayashi
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
  • a321349
  • ocm61157138
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (133 min.)
Isbn
9780780030060
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429207321
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
HAR110
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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