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The Resource The life of Oharu, Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, (videorecording)

The life of Oharu, Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, (videorecording)

Label
The life of Oharu
Title
The life of Oharu
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu; in 1952. But this epic portrait of an inexorable fall from grace, starring the incredibly talented Kinuyo Tanaka as an imperial lady-in-waiting who gradually descends to street prostitution
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Life of Oharu (1952)
Credits note
Story editor, Isamu Yoshii ; cinematography by Yoshimi Hirano ; musical director, Ichiro Saito ; production design, Hiroshi Mizutani
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: Not rated
  • Ontario Film Review Board: Not rated
Language note
In Japanese; with English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.L54 2013
PerformerNote
Kinuyo Tanaka, Hisako Yamane, Toshiro Mifune, Jukichi Uno, Ichiro Sugai, Eitaro Shindo, Akira Ooizumi, Masao Shimizu, Daisuke Kato, Toranosuke Ogawa, Eijiro Yanagi, Yuriko Hamada, Haruyo Ichikawa, Komako Hara, Kikue Mouri, Sadako Sawamura, Toshiaki Konoe, Kinnosuke Takamatsu, Benkei Shiganoya, Unpei Yokoyama, Tsukie Matsuura
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1956
  • 1909-1991
  • 1909-1977
  • 1921-1990
  • 1920-1997
  • 1914-1988
  • 1899-1977
  • 1908-1975
  • 1911-1975
  • 1895-1984
  • 1908-1996
  • 1886-1960
  • 1909-1979
  • 1906-1971
  • 1642-1693
  • 1945-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Koi, Hideo
  • Mizoguchi, Kenji
  • Yoda, Yoshikata
  • Tanaka, Kinuyo
  • Yamane, Hisako
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Uno, Jūkichi
  • Sugai, Ichiro
  • Shindō, Eitarō
  • Shimizu, Masao
  • Katō, Daisuke
  • Yanagi, Eijirō
  • Ichikawa, Haruyo
  • Sawamura, Sadako
  • Shiganoya, Benkei
  • Yoshii, Isamu
  • Hirano, Yoshim
  • Saitō, Ichirō
  • Mizutani, Hiroshi
  • Ihara, Saikaku
  • Andrew, Dudley
  • Kajiyama, Koko
  • Perez, Gilberto
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Shintoho Film Distribution
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
136
Series statement
Criterion Collection
Series volume
664
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The life of Oharu, Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
  • Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara
  • "Saikaku ichidai onna." (original title)
  • Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay featuring Andrew), Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781604657395
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515107419
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn844084525
  • 5438737
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The life of Oharu, Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; a Shintoho-Koi coproduction ; produced by Hideo Koi ; screenplay by Kenji Mizoguchi and Yoshikata Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
  • Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara
  • "Saikaku ichidai onna." (original title)
  • Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay featuring Andrew), Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781604657395
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515107419
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn844084525
  • 5438737
System details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono
Video recording format
DVD

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