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DVD/VIDEO/FILM

Title Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women [videorecording] / director, Kenji Mizoguchi.

Published [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2008.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4523  Osaka Elegy  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4524  Sisters of the Gion  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4525  Women of the Night  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 4526  Street of Shame  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 videodiscs (299 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Eclipse ; series 13
Eclipse (Criterion Collection (Firm)). Series 13, Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women.
Contents [v. 1]. Naniwa ereji = Osaka elegy -- [v. 2]. Gion no shimai = Sisters of the Gion -- [v. 3]. Yoru no onnatachi = Women of the night -- [v. 4]. Akasen chitai = Street of shame.
Performers Isuzu Yamada, Yoko Umemura, Chiyako Okura, Benkei Shiganoya, Kinuyo Tanaka, Sanae Takasugi, Tomie Tsunoda, Mitsuo Nagata, Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Yasuko Kawakami.
Summary [v. 1]. Osaka elegy. Switchboard operator Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss after he promises to support her and her father - setting her off on a seemingly irreversible downward spiral.
[v. 2]. Sisters of the Gion. Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods.
[v. 3]. Women of the night. The story of two sisters, Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, in an affair with a narcotics smuggler, who, along with their younger friend Kumiko, descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them.
[v. 4]. Street of shame. In a brothel in Tokyo's red-light district, a group of working women, their profession on the verge of being outlawed, deal with life's disappointments, large and small.
System notes DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Language notes In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
Other author Mizoguchi, Kenji, 1898-1956.
Yamada, Isuzu, 1917-
Umemura, YĆ“ko.
Okura, Chiyako.
Shiganoya, Benkei.
Tanaka, Kinuyo, 1909-1977.
Takasugi, Sanae.
Tsunoda, Tomie.
Nagata, Mitsuo actor.
Kyo, Machiko, 1924-
Wakao, Ayako, 1933-
Kawakami, Yasuko.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Adultery -- Japan -- Drama.
Sexual harassment -- Japan -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Geishas -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Women -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Sisters -- Japan -- Kyoto -- Drama.
War widows -- Japan -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilians -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Red-light districts -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Brothels -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Feature films.
Variant Title Fallen women
Other title Naniwa ereji.
Osaka elegy.
Gion no shimai.
Sisters of the Gion.
Yoru no onnatachi.
Women of the night.
Akasen chitai.
Street of shame.
ISBN 9781604650969 (v. 1)
1604650966 (v. 1)
9781604650976 (v. 2)
1604650974 (v. 2)
9781604650983 (v. 3)
1604650982 (v. 3)
9781604650990 (v. 4)
1604650990 (v. 4)
Standard Number 715515033527
Publisher Number ECL057-ECL060