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The Resource Masaki Kobayashi : against the system, Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)

Masaki Kobayashi : against the system, Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)

Label
Masaki Kobayashi : against the system
Title
Masaki Kobayashi
Title remainder
against the system
Statement of responsibility
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi
Title variation
  • Against the system
  • Kabe atsuki heya
  • Thick-walled room
  • Anata kaimasu
  • I will buy you
  • Kuroi kawa
  • Black river
  • Karami-ai
  • Inheritance
Contributor
Actor
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
  • Thick-walled room. Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted by Abe Kōbō from the diaries of real prisoners
  • I will buy you. Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team for the Toyo Flowers
  • Black river. This film examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence
  • The inheritance. On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Member of
Cataloging source
JRG
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Thick-walled room: produced by Takeshi Ogura ; screenplay by Kobo Abe ; director, Masaki Kobayashi
  • I will buy you: produced by Masaharu Kokaji ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama ; director, Masaki Kobayashi
  • Black river: produced by Ryotaro Kuwata ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama ; director, Masaki Kobayashi
  • The inheritance: produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki, Masaki Kobayashi ; screenplay by Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi
Language note
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.A1
LC item number
.K65 2013
PerformerNote
  • Thick-walled room: Ko Mishima, Torahiko Hamada, Keiko Kishi
  • I will buy you: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ooki
  • Black river: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada
  • The inheritaance: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, So Yamamura
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996.
  • 1924-1993.
  • 1908-1977
  • 1914-
  • 1926-1964
  • 1923-2009
  • 1929-2004
  • 1932-
  • 1910-2000.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Abe, Kōbō
  • Matsuyama, Zenzō
  • Inagaki, Koichi
  • Ogura, Takeshi
  • Kokaji, Masaharu
  • Wakatsuki, Shigeru
  • Hamada, Torahiko
  • Kishi, Keiko.
  • Sada, Keiji
  • Ōki, Minoru
  • Arima, Ineko.
  • Watanabe, Fumio
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Yamamura, Sō
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
440
Series statement
Eclipse series
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War criminals
  • Soldiers
  • Prisons
  • Baseball
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Secretaries
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Criminals
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Illegitimate children
  • Avarice
  • Avarice
  • Baseball
  • Criminals
  • Illegitimate children
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Prisons
  • Secretaries
  • Soldiers
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • War criminals
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Masaki Kobayashi : against the system, Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[v. 1.] Kabe atsuki heya (110 min.) = The thick-walled room -- [v. 2.] Anata kaimasu (112 min.) = I will buy you -- [v. 3.] Kuroi kawa (110 min.) = Black river -- [v. 4.] Karami-ai (108 min.) = The inheritance
Control code
ocn839459756
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (440 min.)
Isbn
9781604656930
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515103114
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • ECL 171
  • ECL 172
  • ECL 173
  • ECL 174
  • ECL 175
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)839459756
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Masaki Kobayashi : against the system, Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[v. 1.] Kabe atsuki heya (110 min.) = The thick-walled room -- [v. 2.] Anata kaimasu (112 min.) = I will buy you -- [v. 3.] Kuroi kawa (110 min.) = Black river -- [v. 4.] Karami-ai (108 min.) = The inheritance
Control code
ocn839459756
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (440 min.)
Isbn
9781604656930
Isbn Type
(set)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515103114
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • ECL 171
  • ECL 172
  • ECL 173
  • ECL 174
  • ECL 175
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)839459756
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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