"When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders."--Container.
1 videodisc (124 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital monaural
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not Rated.
Original Japanese title: Sanshō-dayū
Also known as: Sansho Dayu
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Previously released on DVD by Criterion Collection in 2007.
Based on the novel by Ogai Mori.
Special edition: High-definition digital restorations; audio commentary featuring Japanese literature scholar Jeffrey Angles; interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance; insert includes The Lessons of Sansho by film scholar Mark Le Fanu.
Director of photography, Kazuo Miyagawa ; art director, Kisaku Ito and Kozaburo Nakajima ; editor, Mitsuzo Miyata ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyoko Kagawa, Eitaro Shindo.
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital monaural.
For private home use only.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Criterion collection ; 386
Criterion collection ; 386 [DVD].
Subjects:Exile (Punishment) -- Japan -- Fiction.
Governors -- Japan -- Fiction.
Governors' spouses -- Japan -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- Fiction.
Mori, Ōgai, 1862-1922. Sanshō Dayū -- Film adaptations.
Slave traders -- Japan -- Fiction.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Other Authors:Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha, production company.
Hanayagi, Yoshiaki, 1924-1978, actor.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955, composer.
Itō, Kisaku, 1899-1967, art director.
Kagawa, Kyōko, actor.
Miyagawa, Kazuo, 1908-1999, director of photography.
Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956, film director.
Nagata, Masaichi, 1906-1985, film producer.
Shindō, Eitarō, 1899-1977, actor.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977, actor.
Yahiro, Fuji, 1904-1986, screenwriter.
Yoda, Yoshikata, 1909-1991, screenwriter.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Mori, Ōgai, 1862-1922. Sanshō Dayū.