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The Resource Kaidan : Kwaidan, seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki

Kaidan : Kwaidan, seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki

Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan
Title
Kaidan
Title remainder
Kwaidan
Statement of responsibility
seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Title variation
Kwaidan
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Production designer
Screenwriter
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • chi
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
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Cataloging source
SLY
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Tōru Takemitsu ; production designer, Shigemasa Toda ; editor, Hisashi Sagara
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Language note
In Japanese, with optional English or traditional Chinese subtitles
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.K83 2016
PerformerNote
  • Kurokami: Aratama Michiyo, Watanabe Misako, Mikuni Rentarō, Ishiyama Kenjirō, Akagi Ranko
  • Yukionna: Nakadai Tatsuya, Kishi Keiko, Mochizuki Yūko
  • Miminashi Hōichi no hanashi: Nakamura Katsuo, Tanba Tetsurō, Shimura Takashi, Hayashi Yoichi
  • Chawan no naka: Nakamura Kan'emon, Takizawa Osamu, Sugimura Haruko, Nakamura Ganjirō, Nakaya Noboru
Runtime
182
Technique
live action
Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan, seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • DVD-9
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Special features: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince); Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057230075
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 182 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
4714150254898
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1057230075
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Kaidan : Kwaidan, seisaku, Wakatsuki Shigeru ; kyakuhon, Mizuki Yōko ; kantoku, Kobayashi Masaki
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the writings of folklorist Lafcadio Hearn (aka: Yakumo Koizumi)
  • DVD-9
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Special features: Commentary (features film scholar Stephen Prince); Masaki Kobayashi (conversation between director Kobayashi and filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda about the making of the film in 1993); Kiyoshi Ogasawara (assistant director Ogasawara discusses working with director Kobayashi and the original version of the film); Lafcadio Hearn (English literature scholar Christopher Benfey, profiles Lafcadio Hearn who played a crucial role in popularizing Japanese folklore for Western audiences, his stories providing the basis for the film); Trailers. Insert includes an essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057230075
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 182 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
4714150254898
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1057230075
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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