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Three Fims by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Spine #392



Release:
Jul 10, 2007
$79.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Three Fims by Hiroshi Teshigahara



Directed By: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Licensor: Toho Co.

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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.

Box Set: The following DVDs are included in this set:

Pitfall
Spine #393
Woman in the Dunes
Spine #394
The Face of Another
Spine #395


Supplements
  • Video essays on all three films by critic and festival programmer James Quandt
  • Four short films by Hiroshi Teshigahara: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako/White Morning (1963)
  • A new documentary about the working relationship beween Teshigahara and Kobo Abe, including interviews with Japanese-film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato

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