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Title Kōshikei = Death by hanging / Sōzōsha, Nihon Āto Shiatā Girudo teikei sakuhin ; seisaku, Nakajima Masayuki, Yamaguchi Takuji, Ōshima Nagisa ; kyakuhon, Tamura Tsutomu ; kantoku, Ōshima Nagisa.
絞死刑 / 創造社, 日本アートシアターギルド 提携作品 ; 制作, 中島正幸, 山口卓治, 大島渚 ; 脚本, 田村孟 ; 監督, 大島渚.

Published [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
Edition DVD special edition.
Physical description 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
Series Criterion collection ; 798
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 798.
Credits Cinematography by Yasuhiro Yoshioka ; production design by Jusho Toda ; music by Hikaru Hayashi ; edited by Sueko Shiraishi.
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 1968.
Widescreen (1.85:1).
Special features: Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima's 1965 experiemental short documentary); Tony Rayns (new interview with the Asian-film critic who discusses Death by Hanging and its continued social relevance); Trailer. Insert features an essay by critic Howard Hampton and a 1968 director's statement by Oshima.
Performers Kei Sato, Fumio Watanabe, Hosei Komatsu, Rokko Toura, Toshiro Ishido, Masao Adachi, Masao Matsuda, Akiko Koyama, Yung-Do Yun.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country.
System notes DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby digital mono.
Language notes In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.
Other author Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932-2013, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
大島渚, 1932-2013, film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Nakajima, Masayuki, film producer.
中島正幸, film producer.
Yamaguchi, Takuji, film producer.
山口卓治, film producer.
Tamura, Tsutomu, 1933-1997, screenwriter.
田村孟, 1933-1997, screenwriter.
Sasaki, Mamoru, 1936-2006, screenwriter.
佐々木守, 1936-2006, screenwriter.
Fukao, Michinori, screenwriter.
Satō, Kei, 1928-2010, actor.
佐藤慶, 1928-2010, actor.
Watanabe, Fumio, 1929-2004, actor.
渡辺やよい, 1929-2004, actor.
Komatsu, Hōsei, actor.
小松方正, actor.
Toura, Mutsuhiro, actor.
Ishidō, Toshirō, 1932-2011, actor.
石堂淑朗, 1932-2011, actor.
Adachi, Masao, 1939- actor.
足立正生, 1939- actor.
Matsuda, Masao, 1933- actor.
松田政男, 1933- actor.
Koyama, Akiko, actor.
小山明子, actor.
Yun, Yung-do, 1943- actor.
尹隆道, 1943- actor.
Yoshioka, Yasuhiro, 1934- director of photography.
吉岡康弘, 1934- director of photography.
Toda, Shigemasa, 1928-1987, production designer.
Hayashi, Hikaru, 1931-2012, composer (expression)
林光, 1931-2012, composer (expression)
Shiraishi, Sueko, editor of moving image work.
Rayns, Tony, interviewee (expression)
Hampton, Howard, 1958- writer of supplementary textual content.
Sōzōsha, production company.
創造社, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
日本アート。シアター。ギルド, production company.
Subject Capital punishment -- Japan -- Drama.
Hanging -- Japan -- Drama.
Koreans -- Japan -- Drama.
Foreign films -- Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Dark comedy films.
Comedy films.
Crime films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Variant Title English title: Death by hanging
Other uniform title Container of (work): Diary of Yunbogi (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781681431086
Standard Number 715515167918
Publisher Number CC2583D The Criterion Collection