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Unif Title Shinjū ten no Amijima (Motion picture)
心中天網島 (Motion picture)
Title Shinjū ten no Amijima = Double suicide / Hyōgen-sha, Nihon Āto Shiatā Girudo ; seisaku, Nakajima Masayuki, Shinoda Masahiro ; gensaku, Chikamatsu Monzaemon ; kyakushoku, Tomioka Taeko, Takemitsu Tōru, Shinoda Masahiro ; kantoku, Shinoda Masahiro = A Hyogensha-ATG Production ; Producers, Masayuki Nakajima, Masahiro Shinoda ; Screenplay, Tomioka Taeko, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiro Shinoda ; from the original play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu ; Director, Masahiro Shinoda.
心中天網島 = Double suicide / 表現社, 日本アートシアターギルド ; 製作, 中島正幸, 篠田正浩 ; 原作, 近松門左衛門 ; 脚色, 富岡多恵子, 武満徹, 篠田正浩 ; 監督, 篠田正浩 = A Hyogensha-ATG Production ; Producers, Masayuki Nakajima, Masahiro Shinoda ; Screenplay, Tomioka Taeko, Toru Takemitsu, Masahiro Shinoda ; from the original play by Monzaemon Chikamatsu ; Director, Masahiro Shinoda.
Publication [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Description 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical mono Dolby digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Call # DVD JPN
Series Criterion collection ; 104
Classic collection
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Criterion collection ; 104.
System Req DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; aspect ratio 1.33:1 ; Dolby digital mono.
Note In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Cast Nakamura Kichiemon, Iwashita Shima, Takita Yūsuke, Komatsu Hōsei, Fujiwara Kamatari.
中村吉右衛門, 岩下志麻, 滝田裕介, 小松方正, 藤原釜足.
Credits Satsuei kantoku [= Cinematography], Narushima Tōichirō ; bijutsu [= art direction], Awazu Kiyoshi ; ongaku [= music], Takemitsu Tōru.
撮影監督, 成島東一郎 ; 美術, 粟津潔 ; 音楽, 武満徹.
Summary In this stylized dramatization of the puppet theater play, Jihei abandons business, family and self respect for a passionate love affair with a geisha whose freedom he cannot afford. As the world closes in upon him, he finds his only course of action to be in death together with the lover he is unable to obtain in life.
Note Some credits from accompanying guide.
Subject Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725 -- Film adaptations.
Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725. (OCoLC)fst00042782
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- 18th century -- Drama.
Suicide -- Japan -- Drama.
Geishas -- Japan -- Drama.
Geishas. (OCoLC)fst00939496
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Suicide. (OCoLC)fst01137578
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
1700-1799
Genre Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst01710314
Melodramas (Motion pictures) (OCoLC)fst01726217
Addl. Author Shinoda, Masahiro, 1931-
篠田正浩, 1931- film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Nakajima, Masayuki.
中島正幸, film producer.
Tomioka, Taeko.
富岡多恵子, screenwriter.
Takemitsu, Tōru.
武満徹, screenwriter, composer.
Nakamura, Kichiemon, 1944-
中村吉右衛門, 1944- actor.
Iwashita, Shima, 1941-
岩下志麻, 1941- actor.
Komatsu, Hōsei.
小松方正, actor.
Takita, Yūsuke.
滝田裕介, actor.
Fujiwara, Kamatari, 1905-1985.
藤原鎌足, 1905-1985. actor.
Narushima, Tōichirō, 1925-1993.
成島東一郎, 1925-1993. director of photography.
Awazu, Kiyoshi, 1929-2009.
粟津潔, 1929-2009. art director.
Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725. Shinjū ten no Amijima.
近松門左衛門, 1653-1725. 心中天網島.
Hyogensha.
表現社, production company.
Art Theatre Guild.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container and disc label: Double suicide
Alt Title Hyogensha-ATG Production
ISBN 0780023293 :
9780780023291 :
Standard # 037429149621

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