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Three Films By Hiroshi Teshigahara: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 368 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White / Color
  • Includes:
    Video essays on all three films by critic and festival programmer James Quandt
    A new documentary about the working relationship between director Hiroshi Teshigahara and writer and Kobo Abe, including interviews with Japanese-film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato
    Four short films by Teshigahara: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965)
    Theatrical Trailers
    PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Peter Grilli, Howard Hampton, Audie Bock, and James Quandt, as well as a Max Tessier interview with Teshigahara
One of the most acclaimed Japanese directors of all time, Hiroshi Teshigahara distinguished himself in the sixties with a series of sinuous, atmospheric, and daring films. Teshigahara found his spiritual partner in novelist and screenwriter Kobo Abe, with whom he collaborated on these Kafkaesque portraits of identities in peril, films that captivated mainstream audiences while also touching the edges of the Japanese avant-garde. The existential ghost story Pitfall (Otoshiana), the shocking, erotic fable Woman In The Dunes (Sunna No Onna), and the sci-fi-tinged nightmare The Face Of Another (Tanin No Kao) are among cinema's enduring enigmas and rarest pleasures.
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