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The Resource Empire of passions, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; producer, Anatole Dauman ; screenplay, Nagisa Oshima ; director, Nagisa Oshima, (videorecording)

Empire of passions, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; producer, Anatole Dauman ; screenplay, Nagisa Oshima ; director, Nagisa Oshima, (videorecording)

Label
Empire of passions
Title
Empire of passions
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Argos Films ; producer, Anatole Dauman ; screenplay, Nagisa Oshima ; director, Nagisa Oshima
Title variation
Ai no borei
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
1895, Japan. In a small village, Seki is the wife of the litter carrier Gisaburo. Seki has an affair with Toyiji, a man twenty-six years younger her. Toyiji becomes jealous of Gisaburo and plots with Seki to kill him. After Gisaburo has had plenty of sake to drink and goes to bed, the two strangle Gisaburo and dump his body inside a well in the woods. Seki tells the locals that Gisaburo moved to Tokyo to work. Finally, three years later, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, Gisaburo's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate his disappearance
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Yoshio Miyajima ; editor, Keiichi Uraoka ; original music, Toru Takemitsu
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Japanese or dubbed English dialogue, English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.E47 2009
PerformerNote
Tatsuya Fuji, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Takahiro Tamura, Takuzo Kawatani, Masami Hasegawa, Kenzo Kawarazaki, Akiko Koyama, Taiji Tonoyama, Sumie Sasaki
Runtime
105
Series statement
The criterion collection
Series volume
467
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Empire of passions, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; producer, Anatole Dauman ; screenplay, Nagisa Oshima ; director, Nagisa Oshima, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Itoko Nakamura
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: "Double obsession: Seki, Sada, and Oshima:" a new video essay by film historian and critic Catherine Russell; new interviews with actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Tatsuya Fuji; an interview program from 2003 featuring production consultant Koji Wakamatsu and assistant directors Yusuke Narita and Yoichi Sai; U.S. trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns and a 1978 interview with Nagisa Oshima
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn300092865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781604651461
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045117
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1807D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)300092865
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital mono, restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Empire of passions, Janus Films ; Argos Films ; producer, Anatole Dauman ; screenplay, Nagisa Oshima ; director, Nagisa Oshima, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the book by Itoko Nakamura
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1978
  • Special features: "Double obsession: Seki, Sada, and Oshima:" a new video essay by film historian and critic Catherine Russell; new interviews with actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Tatsuya Fuji; an interview program from 2003 featuring production consultant Koji Wakamatsu and assistant directors Yusuke Narita and Yoichi Sai; U.S. trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns and a 1978 interview with Nagisa Oshima
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn300092865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (105 min.)
Isbn
9781604651461
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045117
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1807D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)300092865
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced); Dolby Digital mono, restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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