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Anatahan

Street Date:
April 25th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1953
Studio:
Kino
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Adventure, Drama, War

Starring:

Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura, ShĂ´ji Nakayama

Director:

Josef von Sternberg

Plot Synopsis:

Inspired by actual events, ANATAHAN explores the conflicting personalities of a dozen Japanese sailors stranded on a remote island in the Pacific during the waning days of World War II. For a time, they maintain their military discipline, but when they discover a young woman (Akemi Negishi) living on the island, the paradisal island becomes a nest of jealousy, violence, and desire. Filmed in Japan on elaborately constructed sets, with non-English-speaking actors, ANATAHAN was a deeply personal project for director Josef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel, Morocco, The Scarlet Empress), and provided a thoroughly unique capstone to his extraordinary career.

Technical Specs

  • New 2K restoration of the uncensored 1958 version (Sternberg's preferred cut of the film), with restored audio
  • The complete 1953 version of Anatahan

Supplements

  • Visual essay by Tag Gallagher, Interview with Nicholas von Sternberg, U.S. Navy footage of the actual survivors of Anatahan, immediately after their surrender , Original theatrical trailer