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The Resource Life of Oharu

Life of Oharu

Label
Life of Oharu
Title
Life of Oharu
Contributor
Actor
Commentator
Director of photography
Film director
Filmmaker
Musical director
Producer
Production designer
Screenwriter
Writer of added text
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age. A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu in 1952
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Story editor, Isamu Yoshii ; cinematography by Yoshimi Hirano ; musical director, Ichiro Saito ; production design, Hiroshi Mizutani
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Kinuyo Tanaka, Hisako Yamane, Toshiro Mifune, Jukichi Uno, Ichiro Sugai, Eitaro Shindo, Akira Ooizumi, Masao Shimizu, Daisuke Kato, Toranosuke Ogawa, Eijiro Yanagi, Yuriko Hamada, Haruyo Ichikawa, Komako Hara, Kikue Mouri, Sadako Sawamura, Toshiaki Konoe, Kinnosuke Takamatsu, Benkei Shiganoya, Unpei Yokoyama, Tsukie Matsuura
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1956
  • 1909-1991
  • 1908-1992
  • 1909-1977
  • 1921-1990
  • 1920-1997
  • 1914-1988
  • 1899-1977
  • 1908-1975
  • 1911-1975
  • 1895-1984
  • 1908-1996
  • 1886-1960
  • 1909-1979
  • 1906-1971
  • 1945-
  • 1943-
  • 1642-1693
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mizoguchi, Kenji
  • Yoda, Yoshikata
  • Koi, Eisei
  • Tanaka, Kinuyo
  • Yamane, Hisako
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Uno, Jūkichi
  • Sugai, Ichiro
  • Shindō, Eitarō
  • Shimizu, Masao
  • Katō, Daisuke
  • Yanagi, Eijirō
  • Ichikawa, Haruyo
  • Sawamura, Sadako
  • Shiganoya, Benkei
  • Yoshii, Isamu
  • Hirano, Yoshimi
  • Saitō, Ichirō
  • Mizutani, Hiroshi
  • Andrew, Dudley
  • Kajiyama, Koko
  • Perez, Gilberto
  • Ihara, Saikaku
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Kabushiki Kaisha Shin Tōhō
  • Koi Purodakushon
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
136
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
664
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Prostitutes
  • Foreign films
  • Historical films
  • Film adaptations
  • Feature films
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Life of Oharu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
  • Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara
  • Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay; Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([20] pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781604657388
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515107310
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2275BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843959426
  • (OCoLC)ocn843959426
  • 933499
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono
  • Requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Life of Oharu
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
  • Based on a novel by Saikaku Ihara
  • Special features: Dudley Andrew on The life of Oharu: Mizoguchi's art and the Demimonde (an illustrated audio essay; Commentary by Dudley Andrew; The travels of Kinuyo Tanaka (a 2009 film by Koko Kajiyama documenting Tanaka's 1949 goodwill tour of the United States). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Gilberto Perez
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([20] pages : illustrations ; 16 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (136 min.)
Isbn
9781604657388
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515107310
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC2275BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843959426
  • (OCoLC)ocn843959426
  • 933499
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; PCM mono
  • Requires Blu-ray player
  • This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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