Kagemusha

DVD
Published 2005
Item Details
Summary:

In 16th century feudal Japan, a thief is saved from execution to train as a double for one of the warlords, Shingen. Three warlords, Shingen, Nobunaga, and Ieyasu, battle for total power over Japan. When Shingen receives a mortal wound, the double must take his place to hold the Takeda clan together.

ISBN:
9781681432960
Edition:
Two-DVD Special edition.
Description:
2 videodiscs (180 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
polychrome
digital
optical
surround
Dolby Digital 2.0
wide screen
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Other Title:
Kagemusha (Motion picture) [DVD].
Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features: [disc 1] new, restored high-definition digital transfer enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the Cinema of Akira Kurosawa; includes U.S. trailer, Japanese teaser and Japanese trailer; [disc 2] Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa (19 min., 2005 ; interview with Lucas and Coppola) ; 41 min. documentary on Kagemusha (part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create) ; Image: Kurosawa's Continuity (43 min. video by Masayuki Yui that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches) ; Suntory commercials made on set ; storyboards. Booklet featuring new essay by Japanese culture expert Peter Grilli, an interview by Japanese film expert Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Music, Ikebe Shin'ichiro ; cinematography, Saitō Takao, Ueda Masaharu, Screenplay, Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato.
Nakadai Tatsuya, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Hagiwara Ken'ichi, Nezu Jinpachi, Ōtaki Shūji.
DVD ; wide screen presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
For private home use only.
Audio track in Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.
Contents:
Disc 1. Kagemusha (DVD).
Disc 2. Bonus disc (DVD).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC1606D
CC2760
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