The Resource Ugetsu, Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Ugetsu, Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Label
Ugetsu
Title
Ugetsu
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Creator
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Related
Member of
Awards note
Venice Film Festival, 1953: Silver lion.
Cataloging source
UPM
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ugetsu (1953)
Credits note
Cinematography, Kazuo Miyagawa; art direction, Kisaku Ito; music, Fumio Hayasaka
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
  • Ontario Film Authority rating: PG
  • MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Japanese language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.J34
LC item number
U35 2005
PerformerNote
Machiko Kyo, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito, Masayuki Mori, Sakae Ozawa
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1956
  • 1906-1985
  • 1899-1985
  • 1909-1991
  • 1924-
  • 1909-1977
  • 1911-1973
  • 1908-1999
  • 1899-1967
  • 1914-1955
  • 1850-1893
  • 1912-2012
  • 1734-1809
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mizoguchi, Kenji
  • Nagata, Masaichi
  • Kawaguchi, Matsutarō
  • Yoda, Yoshikata
  • Kyō, Machiko
  • Tanaka, Kinuyo
  • Mito, Mitsuko
  • Mori, Masayuki
  • Ozawa, Sakae
  • Miyagawa, Kazuo
  • Itō, Kisaku
  • Hayasaka, Fumio
  • Maupassant, Guy de
  • Shindō, Kaneto
  • Ueda, Akinari
  • Janus Films
  • Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
97
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
309
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feature films
  • Potters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion pictures
  • Fiction films
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Ugetsu, Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital, mono
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: Disc 1. New restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by critic, filmmaker and festival programmer Tony Rayns; Process and production, a 20-minute video interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director of Ugetsu; 10-minute video interview with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, from 1992; theatrical trailers; new and improved English subtitles -- Disc 2. Kenji Mizoguchi: the life of a film director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by filmmaker Kaneto Shindo, with new and improved English subtitles
  • Accompanying booklet features an essay by film critic Phillip Lopate and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film: "The house in the thicket" and "A serpent's lust" by Akinara Ueda from his book "Ugetsu monogatari" and "How he got the Legion of Honor" by Guy de Maupassant
Accompanying material
1 booklet (69 pages : illustrations).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Ugetsu (97 min.) -- Disc. 2. Kenji Mizoguchi: the life of a film director (150 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681432755
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515194617
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757679008
  • 391053
  • 11853981
  • (HPL)757679008
  • 391053
System details
DVD; aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ugetsu, Janus Films ; a Daiei production ; produced by Masaichi Nagata ; screenplay by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, Yoshitaka Yoda ; directed by Kenji Mizoguchi
Publication
Note
  • Region 1; NTSC; Dolby Digital, mono
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
  • Special features: Disc 1. New restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by critic, filmmaker and festival programmer Tony Rayns; Process and production, a 20-minute video interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director of Ugetsu; 10-minute video interview with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, from 1992; theatrical trailers; new and improved English subtitles -- Disc 2. Kenji Mizoguchi: the life of a film director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by filmmaker Kaneto Shindo, with new and improved English subtitles
  • Accompanying booklet features an essay by film critic Phillip Lopate and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film: "The house in the thicket" and "A serpent's lust" by Akinara Ueda from his book "Ugetsu monogatari" and "How he got the Legion of Honor" by Guy de Maupassant
Accompanying material
1 booklet (69 pages : illustrations).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Ugetsu (97 min.) -- Disc. 2. Kenji Mizoguchi: the life of a film director (150 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681432755
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515194617
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757679008
  • 391053
  • 11853981
  • (HPL)757679008
  • 391053
System details
DVD; aspect ratio 1.33:1
Video recording format
DVD

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