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Harakiri : Seppuku

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Call Number: DVD FLC-JPN Harakiri
On Shelf At: Downtown Library

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
Special features: disc 1: new, restored high-definition digital transfer; exclusive video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtitle translation; disc 2: rare excerpt of a Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda (Double Suicide); new video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto; poster gallery; A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and a reprint of her 1972 interview with Kobayashi.
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsuro Tamba, Rentaro Mikuni.
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.


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Criterion collection

[United States] : Janus Films, [2005]
Year Published: 2005
Description: 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Format: DVD

0780030060 :

Kobayashi, Masaki, 1916-
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-
Ishihama, Akira.
Iwashita, Shima, 1941-
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Janus Films.

Samurai -- Japan.
Suicide -- Japan.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.