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Pigs and Battleships

Spine #472



Release:
May 19, 2009
$79.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Pigs and Battleships

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Directed By: Shohei Imamura
Licensor: Nikkatsu Co.

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A dazzling, unruly portrait of American-occupied postwar Japan, Pigs and Battleships details, with escalating absurdity, the desperate power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka. Shot in gorgeously composed, bustling cinemascope, Pigs follows a young couple as they try to navigate Yokosuka's corrupt businessmen, yakuza, and their own unsure future together. With its breakneck pacing and constantly inventive cinematography, this film marked Shohei Imamura as a major voice in Japanese cinema.

Supplements
  • Introduction by critic Tony Rayns
  • "Imamura, the Free Thinker," a 1995 episode from the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps

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