Harakiri Seppuku

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[United States] : Home Vision Enertainment : Janus Films, [2005].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1962.
General Note
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.
General Note
Based on the novel "Ibun rōninki" by Takiguchi Yasuhiko.
Creation/Production Credits
Kyakuhon: Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku: Kobayashi Masaki ; satsuei: Miyajima Yoshio ; ongaku: Takemitsu Tōru.
Nakadai Tatsuya, Iwashita Shima, Ishihama Akira and others.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ishihama, A., Kobayashi, M., Nakadai, T., & Iwashita, S. (2005). Harakiri: Seppuku . Home Vision Enertainment : Janus Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Akira Ishihama et al.. 2005. Harakiri: Seppuku. Home Vision Enertainment : Janus Films.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Akira Ishihama et al.. Harakiri: Seppuku Home Vision Enertainment : Janus Films, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ishihama, Akira, Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, and Shima Iwashita. Harakiri: Seppuku Home Vision Enertainment : Janus Films, 2005.

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