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Title Shohei Imamura's A man vanishes : & 5 bonus films.

Published [Brooklyn, NY] : Icarus Films Home Video, [2012]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 7377  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 4 videodiscs (app. 395 minutes) : sound, black and white and colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 pages : illustrations (part. color) ; 19 cm)
monochrome rdacc
Credits (A man vanishes) Cinematography, Kenji Ishiguro; editor, Matsuo Tanji; music, Toshiro Mayuzumi.
Notes Videodisc release of six documentary motion pictures originally produced in 1967 (A man vanishes), 1971 (In search of the unreturned soldiers in Malaysia, In search of the unreturned soldiers in Thailand), 1972 (The pirates of Bubuan), 1973 (Outlaw-Matsu comes home) and 1975 (Karayuki-san, the making of a prostitute).
Contents Disc 1. A man vanishes / a Nikkatsu Production ; a film by Shohei Imamura ; director, Shohei Imamura with Urayama Kino ; Japan Art Theater Guild = Nihon Eiga Shinsha ; [screenplay by Shohei Imamura, Kiriro Urayama -- disc 2. Karayuki-san, the making of a prostitute -- Disc 3. The pirates of Bubuan, Outlaw-Matsu comes home -- Disc 4. In search of the unreturned soldiers in Malaysia, In search of the unreturned soldiers in Thailand -- Booklet. The documentaries of Shohei Imamura / Tadao Sato.
Notes Non-Latin script record.
Performers (A man vanishes) Tsuyuguchi Shigeru, Hayakawa Yoshie, Hayakawa Sayo.
Summary "One of the most important and complex works by two-time Palme d'Or winning director Shohei Imamura, A MAN VANISHES begins as an investigation into one of the thousands of missing persons cases that occur in Japan each year. The film follows the case of Tadashi, a handsome businessman who has suddenly vanished. Imamura and his crew interview the man's fiancée, Yoshie, who is desperately searching for him, and the filmmaker becomes increasingly involved in her life. But the "investigation" casts a shadow of doubt over the couple's relationship, Tadashi's business ventures, his relationship with Yoshie's sister, and even the investigating film director, Imamura himself, who may not be what he seems. Radical film in scope, technique, and aesthetic, A MAN VANISHES distills many of Imamura's central themes and obsessions, the film culminating a stunning sequence that explodes any stable sense of fiction and reality"--Http://icarusfilms.com.
System notes DVD, NTSC, Region 1.
Language notes In Japanese with English subtitles.
Other author Imamura, Shōhei, 1926-2006.
Satō, Tadao, 1930-
Subject Missing persons -- Japan.
Prostitution -- Japan.
Soldiers -- Sexual behavior -- Japan.
Comfort women -- Japan.
Piracy -- Philippines.
Soldiers -- Japan.
Documentary films.
Variant Title Man vanishes.
Title on back of packaging: Six films by Shohei Imamura on 4 discs.
Other title Man vanishes.
Karayuki-san, the making of a prostitute.
Outlaw-Matsu comes home.
Pirates of Bubuan.
In search of the unreturned soldiers in Malaysia.
In search of the unreturned soldiers in Thailand.
Documentaries of Shohei Imamura.
Standard Number 854565001527