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Unif Title Ghost dog (Motion picture)
Title Ghost dog : the way of the samurai / Plywood Productions, Le Studio Canal+, Bac Films, JVC ; produced by Richard Guay, Jim Jarmusch ; written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
Publication [United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
Edition Director approved two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (39 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Call # DVD MOVIE GHOST
Series The Criterion Collection ; 1057
Criterion collection ; 1057.
System Req DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 Dolby surround.
Note English dialogue with optional English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Title from screen credits.
Credits Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Jay Rabinowitz ; music, RZA.
Cast Forest Whitaker, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Tricia Vessey, Richard Portnow, RZA.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
Audience Rating: R; for strong violence and language.
Summary "Jim Jarmusch combined his love for the ice-cold crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically post-modern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him. Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Müller, a sublime score by the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, and a host of colorful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Harry Silva), Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero"--Container.
Note Features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch; Alternate isolated stereo music track; New Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans; New conversation between actors Forest Whitaker and Isaach de Bankolé, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; New interview with casting director Ellen Lewis; New interview with Shifu Shi Yan Ming, founder of the USA Shaolin Temple; Flying Birds: the Music of 'Ghost Dog,' a new video essay on RZA's score by filmmaker Daniel Raim; The Odyssey: a Journey Into the Life of a Samurai, a 2000 program on the making of the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes; Archival interviews; Trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Essays by critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Greg Tate, a 2000 interview with Jarmusch, and quotations from Hagature: the Book of the Samurai, by the early-eighteenth-century monk Yamamoto Tsunetomo.
Subject Murder for hire -- Drama.
Bushido -- Drama.
Samurai -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Mafia -- United States -- Drama.
Bushido. (OCoLC)fst00842251
Mafia. (OCoLC)fst01005389
Murder for hire. (OCoLC)fst01029802
Samurai -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01104698
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Crime films.
Martial arts films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures) (OCoLC)fst01726193
Action and adventure films. (OCoLC)fst01710568
Crime films. (OCoLC)fst01710477
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Addl. Author Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Müller, Robby, 1940-2018, director of photography.
Rabinowitz, Jay, editor of moving image work.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Gorman, Cliff, actor.
Silva, Henry, 1928- actor.
Vessey, Tricia, 1972- actor.
Portnow, Richard, 1950- actor.
RZA (Rapper), composer (expression), actor.
Plywood Productions, production company.
B.A.C. Films, production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781681437798
Standard # 715515252911

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