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Ugetsu

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Genres: Drama, Fantasy, War
Starring: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Ky├┤, Kinuyo Tanaka
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Plot Synopsis:

Having refined his craft in the silent era, Kenji Mizoguchi was an elder statesman of Japanese cinema—fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors—by the time he made Ugetsu. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: June 6th, 2017
    Movie Release Year: 1953
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:97 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Audio commentary by filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
    Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by Kaneto Shindo
    Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda
    Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
    Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa
    Trailers
    An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD)