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Title Shizukanaru kettō [videorecording] / Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.

Published Newbury Park, CA : Ronin Entertainment : distributed by BCI Eclipse Co., [between 2000 and 2006]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The directors series
Directors series (Ronin Entertainment)
Credits Cinematographer, Aisaka Sōichi ; music, Akira Ifukube.
Notes Originally produced as motion picture in 1949.
Based on the work of Kazuo Kikuta.
Special features: interviews with cinematographer Setsuo Kobayashi, actress Miki Sanjo and composer Akira Ifukube; original Japanese theatrical trailer; news reel footage from the set of the film; photo gallery; liner notes by film critic Stuart Galbraith.
Performers Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Noriko Sengoku, Miki Sanjo.
Summary "During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container.
System notes DVD, region 1; mono. sound; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language notes In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Other author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Sengoku, Noriko.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Sanjō, Miki.
Ifukube, Akira, 1914-2006.
Kikuta, Kazuo, 1908-1973.
Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha.
Ronin Entertainment.
BCI Eclipse (Firm)
Subject Syphilis -- Treatment -- Japan -- Drama.
Surgeons -- Japan -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Drama.
Feature films -- Japan.
Motion pictures -- Japan.
Variant Title Title on container and disc label: Akira Kurosawa's The quiet duel
Quiet duel
Standard Number 787364718795
Publisher Number 47187-9 Ronin Entertainment