4 videodiscs (305 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Sanshiro Sugata originally released as a motion picture in 1943 ; The most beautiful originally released as a motion picture in 1944 ; Sanshiro Sugata, part 2 originally released as a motion picture in 1945 ; The men who tread on the tiger's tail originally released as a motion picture in 1945.
Sanshiro Sugata: Production design by Kazuo Kubo ; sound by Shoji Kameyama ; music, Seiichi Suzuki.
The most beautiful: Production design, Teruaki Abe ; music, Seichi Suzuki.
Sanshiro Sugata, part two: Production design by Kazuo Kubo ; sound by Shoji Kameyama ; music, Seiichi Suzuki.
Men who tread on the tiger's tail: Production design by Kazuo Kubo ; edited by Toshio Goto ; music by Tadashi Hattori.
Sanshiro Sugata: Denjiro Ookouchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki, Ranko Hanai, Rynnsuke Tsukigata, Takashi Shimura, Sugisaku Aoyama, Kuten Kodo.
The most beautiful: Takashi Shimura, Soji Kiyokawa, Ichiro Sugai, Tadako Irie, Sayuri Tanima, Sachiko Ozaki, Asako Suziki, Haruko Toyama, Yoko Yaguchi.
Sahshiro sugata, part two: Denjiro Ookouchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kono, Yukiko Todoroki.
The men who tread on the tiger's tail: Denjiro Ookouchi, Tadayoshi Nishina, Susumu Fujita, Masayuki Mori, Takashi SHimura, Kenichi Enomoto, Akitake Kono, Yoshio Kosugi, Dekao Yokoo.
Sanshiro Sugata: Akira Kurosawa's effortless debut is based on a novel by Tsuneo Tomita about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu.
The most beautiful: This portrait of female volunteer workers at an optics plant during world War II, shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory, was created with a patriotic agenda.
Sahshiro Sugata, part two: This sequel is a hugely entertaining adventure, reuniting most of the major players from the original and featuring a two-part narrative in which Sanshiro first fights a pair of Americans and then finds himself the target of a revenge mission undertaken by the brothers of the original film's villain.
The men who tread on the tiger's tail: The plot is based on a legendary twelfth-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
These DVDs are copy protected.
In Japanese with English subtitles.