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Title Masaki Kobayashi [videorecording] : against the system / Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha; director, Masaki Kobayashi.

Published [United States] : The Criterion Collection, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7373  v.1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7374  v.2  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7375  v.3  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7376  v.4  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 videodiscs (440 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Eclipse series ; 38
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 38, Masaki Kobayashi, against the system.
Credits Thick-walled room: produced by Takeshi Ogura ; screenplay by Kobo Abe ; director, Masaki Kobayashi.
I will buy you: produced by Masaharu Kokaji ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama ; director, Masaki Kobayashi.
Black river: produced by Ryotaro Kuwata ; screenplay by Zenzo Matsuyama ; director, Masaki Kobayashi.
The inheritance: produced by Shigeru Wakatsuki, Masaki Kobayashi ; screenplay by Koichi Inagaki ; director, Masaki Kobayashi.
Notes Title from container.
Contents [v. 1.] Kabe atsuki heya (110 min.) = The thick-walled room -- [v. 2.] Anata kaimasu (112 min.) = I will buy you -- [v. 3.] Kuroi kawa (110 min.) = Black river -- [v. 4.] Karami-ai (108 min.) = The inheritance.
Performers Thick-walled room: Ko Mishima, Torahiko Hamada, Keiko Kishi.
I will buy you: Keiji Sada, Keiko Kishi, Minoru Ooki.
Black river: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada.
The inheritaance: Keiko Kishi, Tatsuya Nakadai, So Yamamura.
Summary Thick-walled room. Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted by Abe Kōbō from the diaries of real prisoners.
I will buy you. Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team for the Toyo Flowers.
Black river. This film examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence.
The inheritance. On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed.
System notes DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono., NTSC.
Language notes Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.
Other author Kobayashi, Masaki, 1916-1996, director.
小林正樹, 1916-1996, director.
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993, screenwriter.
安部公房, 1924-1993, screenwriter.
Matsuyama, Zenzō, screenwriter.
松山善三, screenwriter.
Inagaki, Koichi, screenwriter.
稲垣公一, screenwriter.
Ogura, Takeshi, 1908-1977, producer.
小倉武志, 1908-1977, producer.
Kokaji, Masaharu, producer.
小梶正治, producer.
Kuwata, Ryōtarō, producer.
桑田良太郎, producer.
Wakatsuki, Shigeru, 1914-, producer.
若槻繁, 1914-, producer.
Mishima, Ko, actor.
三島耕, actor.
Hamada, Torahiko, actor.
浜田寅彦, actor.
Kishi, Keiko, actor.
Sada, Keiji, 1926-1964, actor.
佐田啓二, 1926-1964, actor.
Ōki, Minoru, 1923-2009, actor.
大木実, 1923-2009, actor.
Arima, Ineko, actor.
有馬稲子, actor.
Watanabe, Fumio, 1929-2004, actor.
渡辺文雄, 1929-2004, actor.
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-, actor.
仲代達矢, 1932-, actor.
Yamamura, Sō, 1910-2000, actor.
山村聡, 1910-2000, actor.
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject War criminals -- Japan -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Japan -- Drama.
Prisons -- Japan -- Drama.
Baseball -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Secretaries -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Japan -- Drama.
Criminals -- Japan -- Drama.
Inheritance and succession -- Japan -- Drama.
Illegitimate children -- Japan -- Drama.
Avarice -- Japan -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Variant Title Against the system
Other title Kabe atsuki heya.
Thick-walled room.
Anata kaimasu.
I will buy you.
Kuroi kawa.
Black river.
ISBN 9781604656930 (set)
160465693X (set)
9781604656947 (v.1)
1604656948 (v.1)
9781604656954 (v.2)
1604656956 (v.2)
9781604656961 (v.3)
1604656964 (v.3)
9781604656978 (v.4)
1604656972 (v.4)
Standard Number 715515103114
Publisher Number ECL 171 The Criterion Collection
ECL 172 The Criterion Collection
ECL 173 The Criterion Collection
ECL 174 The Criterion Collection
ECL 175 The Criterion Collection