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Title The ballad of Narayama.

Published [Northcote, Vic.] : Umbrella Entertainment [distributor], [2010]


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Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (132 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes "DAVID1936."
Originally released as motion picture in 1983.
DVD extra: theatrical trailer.
Credits Directed by Shohei Imamura ; original story by Shichiro Fukasawa.
Performers Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Takejo Aki, Tonpei Hidari, Seiji Kurasaki.
Summary In a village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of Mt. Narayama to die, so as not to be a burden on the village and bring disgrace upon their family. Orin is 69 and despite being in good health, her time is coming. First, though, she has things to do and a score to settle.
Audience Censorship classification: R18+
System notes Region all ; NTSC.
Language notes In Japanese with English subtitles.
Other author Fukasawa, Shichirō, 1914-1987. Narayamabushi kō.
Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006.
Ogata, Ken, 1937-2008.
Sakamoto, Sumiko.
Aki, Takejo.
Hidari, Tonpei.
Kurasaki, Seiji.
Subject Feature films.
Rites and ceremonies -- Japan -- Drama.
Older people -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Variant Title Also known in Japanese as: Narayamabushi kō.
Publisher Number DAVID1936 Umbrella Entertainment