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Title Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu / directed by Hiroshi Shimizu ; Janus Films ; production companies Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo and Shochiku Ofuna ; distributed by Criterion..

Published [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
©2009

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4527  Japanese Girls at the Harbour  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4528  Mr. Thank You  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4529  Masseurs and a Woman  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4530  Ornamental Hairpin  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 videodiscs (283 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Series Eclipse ; series 15.
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). 15, Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu.
Notes Japanese Girls at the Harbor is based on the novel by Toma Kitabayashi.
Ornamental Hairpin is based on the novel "Yottsu no yubune" by Masuji Ibuse.
Contents [v. 1]. Minato no Nihon musume = Japanese girls at the Harbor (1933) -- [v. 2]. Arigatō-san = Mr. Thank You (1936) -- [v. 3]. Anma to onna = The masseurs and a woman (1938) -- [v. 4]. Kanzashi = Ornamental hairpin (1941).
Credits Cinematography, Sasaki Tarō, Aoki Isamu, Saitō Masao, Inokai Suketarō ; music, Horiuchi Keizo, Itō Senji, Asai Tkaaki.
Performers Oikawa Michiko, Inoue Yukiko, Egawa Ureo, Uehara Ken, Ishiyama Ryūji, Naka Hidenosuke, Takamine Mieko, Tokudaiji Shin, Himori Shin'ichi, Tanaka Kinuyo, Kawasaki Hiroko, Saitō Tatsuo.
Summary [v. 1]. Japanese Girls at the Harbor. Shimizu's exquisite silent drama tells of the humiliating social downfall experienced by Sunako after jealousy drives her to commit a terrible crime. With its lushly photographed landscapes and innovative visual storytelling, this film shows a director at the peak of his powers and experimentation.
[v. 2]. Mr. Thank You. Shimizu's endearing road movie follows the long and winding route of a sweet-natured bus driver -- nicknamed Mr. Thank You for his constant exclamation to pedestrians who kindly step out of his path -- traveling from rural Izu to Tokyo.
[v. 3]. The Masseurs and a Woman. A pair of blind masseurs, an enigmatic city woman, a lonely man and his ill-behaved nephew -- The Masseurs and a Woman is made up of crisscrossing miniature studies of love and family at a remote resort in the mountains.
[v. 4]. Ornamental Hairpin. Two bruised souls enact a tender, hesitant romance in a wartime love story. A soldier is forced to prolong his stay at a rural spa when he accidentally cuts his foot on a hairpin. Soon enough he tracks down its lovely owner and finds himself smitten.
System notes DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Language notes In Japanese, with optional English subtitles and silent with Japanese and English subtitles.
Other author Shimizu, Hiroshi, 1903-1966.
Oikawa, Michiko, 1911-1938.
Inoue, Yukiko, 1915-2012.
Egawa, Ureo, 1902-1970.
Tarō, Sasaki.
Uehara, Ken, 1909-1991.
Ishiyama, Ryūji, 1893-1973.
Naka, Einosuke.
Aoki, Isamu.
Horiuchi, Keizō, 1897-1983.
Takamine, Mieko, 1918-1990.
Tokudaiji, Shin, 1911-1995.
Himori, Shinʼichi, 1907-1959.
Masao, Saitō.
Itō, Senji.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977.
Kawasaki, Hiroko, 1912-1971.
Saito, Tatsuo.
Inokai, Suketarō.
Asai, Takaaki, 1904-2000.
Kitabayashi, Tōma, 1904-1968. Minato no Nihon musume.
Ibuse, Masuji, 1898-1993. Yottsu no yubune.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha.
Shōchiku Ōfuna Satsueijo.
Janus Films.
Subject Road films -- Japan -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Feature films.
Other title Minato no Nihon musume.
Japanese Girls at the Harbor.
Arigatō-san.
Mr. Thank You.
Anma to onna.
Masseurs and a Woman.
Kanzashi.
Ornamental Hairpin.
ISBN 9781604651355 (set)
1604651350 (set)
9781604651379 (v.1)
1604651377 (v.1)
9781604651386 (v.2)
1604651385 (v.2)
9781604651393 (v.3)
1604651393 (v.3)
9781604651409 (v.4)
1604651407 (v.4)
Publisher Number ECL065 Criterion Collection (set)
ECL066-ECL069 Criterion Collection (discs)