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DVD/VIDEO/FILM

Title Silent Naruse / directed by Mikio Naruse.

Published [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2011.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 5827  v.1  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 5828  v.2  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 5829  v.3  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 3 videodiscs (320 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Series Eclipse series ; 26.
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 26, Silent Naruse.
Notes Title from container.
Credits Cinematography, Mitsuo Miura, Suketaro Inokai, and Komatsu Kitamura ; music, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz.
Notes 'Street without end' based on a novel by Komatsu Kitamura.
Contents [v. 1.] Koshiben ganbare = Flunky, work hard (1931, 28 min.). Nasanu naka = No blood relation (1932, 79 min.) -- [v. 2.] Kimi to wakarete = Apart from you (1933, 60 min.). Yogoto no yume = Every-night dreams (1933, 65 min.) -- [v. 3.] Kagirinaki hodou = Street without end (1934, 88 min.).
Notes Videodisc release of motion pictures originally released in 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934.
Performers Isamu Yamaguchi, Shinyo Nara, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Sumiko Kurishima, Setsuko Shinobu.
Summary Flunky, work hard. Mikio Naruse's earliest available film, Flunky, work hard is the rare work by the director not to center around female characters. It is a charming, breezy short concerning an impoverished insurance salesman and his scrappy son.
No blood relation. A gripping early example of Mikio Naruse's cinematic boldness, featuring a screenplay by Ozu's famed collaborator Kogo Noda, an actress returns to Tokyo after a successful stint in Hollywood to reclaim the daughter she abandoned years before.
Apart from you. In this gently devastating drama, a critical breakthrough for Naruse, he contrasts the life of an aging geisha, whose angry teenage son is ashamed of her profession, with that of her youthful counterpart, a lovely young girl resentful of her family for forcing her into a life of ignominy.
Every-night dreams. In the formally ravishing Every-night dreams, set in the dockside neighborhoods of Tokyo, a single mother works tirelessly as a Ginza bar hostess to ensure a better life for her young son - until her long-lost husband returns.
Street without end. Mikio Naruse's final silent film is a gloriously rich portrait of a waitress, Sugiko, whose life, despite a host of male admirers and even some intrigued movie talent scouts, ends up taking a suffocatingly domestic turn after a wealthy businessman accidentally hits her with his car.
System notes DVD; Dolby digital stereo.; region 1; NTSC; standard format.
Language notes Silent, with Japanese intertitles and English subtitles.
Other author Naruse, Mikio, 1905-1969.
Yamaguchi, Isamu, 1904-
Nara, Shi'nyō, 1896-1977.
Yoshikawa, Mitsuko.
Kurishima, Sumiko, 1902-1987.
Yanagawa, Shunyo, 1877-1918.
Kitamura, Komatsu, 1901-1964.
Noda, Kōgo, 1893-1968.
Ikeda, Tadao, 1905-1964.
Ikeda, Tomizo.
Holcomb, Robin.
Horvitz, Wayne.
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Kitamura, Komatsu, 1901-1964. -- Film adaptations.
Parent and child -- Drama.
Women -- Drama.
Insurance agents -- Drama.
Actresses -- Drama.
Geishas -- Drama.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Feature films.
Silent films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other title Flunky, work hard.
No blood relation.
Apart from you.
Every-night dreams.
Street without end.
Koshiben ganbare.
Nasanu naka.
Kimi to wakarete.
Yogoto no yume.
Kagirinaki hodo.
Standard Number 715515069311
ISBN 9781604654004
1604654007
Publisher Number ECL120 Criterion Collection