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Ugetsu Monogatari

Ugetsu Monogatari

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Cast: Machiko Kyo
Machiko Kyo
, Masayuki Mori
Masayuki Mori
, Kinuyo Tanaka
Kinuyo Tanaka
, Sakae Ozawa
Sakae Ozawa
Kenji Mizoguchi
Ugetsu Monogatari

Ugetsu Monogatari

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi Cast: Machiko Kyo
Machiko Kyo
, Masayuki Mori
Masayuki Mori
, Kinuyo Tanaka
Kinuyo Tanaka
, Sakae Ozawa
Sakae Ozawa
Kenji Mizoguchi

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities, and the women who suffer as a result. In 16th century Japan, Genjuro (Masayuki Mori) is a potter who longs for wealth and luxury, while Tobei (Sakae Ozawa), a farmer, dreams of the glories of the samurai to the point of ignoring his wife (Mitsuko Mito). Though a war rages around them, they venture to town to sell their wares. Genjuro becomes bewitched by a beautiful yet vengeful ghost (Machiko Kyo), while his wife (Kinuyo Tanaka) is murdered by a soldier; Tobei becomes a noted warrior, while his wife descends into prostitution after being raped while searching for her husband.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2017
UPC: 0715515198516
Original Release: 1953
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 11,606

Special Features

Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Machiko Kyo Lady Wakasa
Masayuki Mori Genjuro, Pottery Maker
Kinuyo Tanaka Miyagi, Genjuro's Wife
Sakae Ozawa Tobei, Genjuro's Brotherin-Law
Mitsuko Mito Ohama, Tobei's Wife
Ikio Sawamura Genichi
Kikue Mori Ukon
Ryosuke Kagawa Village master
Sugisaku Aoyama Old Priest
Shozo Nanbu Shinto Priest
Kichijiro Ueda Shop Owner
Mitsusaburo Ramon Captain of Tamba Soldiers
Kichijiro Tsuchida Silk Merchant

Technical Credits
Kenji Mizoguchi Director
Fumio Hayasaka Score Composer
Kisaku Ito Art Director
Tadaoto Kainoscho Costumes/Costume Designer
Kazuo Miyagawa Cinematographer
Mitsuji Miyata Editor
Masaichi Nagata Producer
Ichiro Saito Score Composer
Yoshikata Yoda Screenwriter

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