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The Resource The human condition : Ningen no jōken, Shochiko Co. ; Janus Films ; producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Zenzo Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD videorecording)

The human condition : Ningen no jōken, Shochiko Co. ; Janus Films ; producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Zenzo Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD videorecording)

Label
The human condition : Ningen no jōken
Title
The human condition
Title remainder
Ningen no jōken
Statement of responsibility
Shochiko Co. ; Janus Films ; producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Zenzo Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi
Title variation
Ningen no jōken
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Chuji Kinoshita ; editing, Keiichi Uraoka
Intended audience
MPAA rating: not rated
Language note
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1996
  • 1932-
  • 1916-1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Miyashima, Yoshio
  • Nakadai, Tatsuya
  • Aratama, Michiyo
  • Matsuyama, Zenzō
  • Kinoshita, Chuji
  • Gomikawa, Junpei
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Janus Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
574
Series statement
The Criterion collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War films
  • Feature films
  • Film adaptations
  • Prisoners of war
  • Foreign films
Technique
live action
Label
The human condition : Ningen no jōken, Shochiko Co. ; Janus Films ; producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Zenzo Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the motion picture originally released from 1959-1961
  • Based on the novel by Junpei Gomikawa
  • Special features: excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi ; new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai ; video appreciation of Kobayashi featuring Shinoda ; Japanese theatrical trailers ; booklet with essay by critic Philip Kemp
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
4 videodiscs (574 min.)
Isbn
9781604651614
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515046619
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1819D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320780072
  • (OCoLC)320780072
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono. and surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The human condition : Ningen no jōken, Shochiko Co. ; Janus Films ; producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki ; screenplay, Zenzo Matsuyama, Masaki Kobayashi, Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD release of the motion picture originally released from 1959-1961
  • Based on the novel by Junpei Gomikawa
  • Special features: excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi ; new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai ; video appreciation of Kobayashi featuring Shinoda ; Japanese theatrical trailers ; booklet with essay by critic Philip Kemp
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
4 videodiscs (574 min.)
Isbn
9781604651614
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515046619
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1819D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn320780072
  • (OCoLC)320780072
System details
DVD ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono. and surround
Video recording format
DVD

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