Drunken angel

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Sengoku, Noriko actor.
Buruma, Ian, writer of supplementary textual content.
Richie, Donald, 1924-2013 commentator.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955 composer (expression)
Itō, Takeo director of photography.
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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (98 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
160465001X, 9781604650013


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1948.
General Note
Special features: Commentary (featuring Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie); Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create (making of documentary, 31 min.); Kurosawa and the censors (looks at the challenges faced during the making of Drunken Angel, 25 min.); Booklet includes the essays "The spoils of war" by cultural historian Ian Buruma and "On 'Drunken Angel'" by Akira Kurosawa.
Creation/Production Credits
880-03,Cinematography by Itō Takeo ; music by Hayasaka Fumio.
880-02,Shimura Takashi, Mifune Toshirō, Yamamoto Reizaburō, Kogure Michiyo, Nakakita Chieko, Sengoku Noriko, Kasagi Shizuko.
Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio 1.33:1 of the original theatrical exhibition.
In Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sengoku, N., Buruma, I., Richie, D., Hayasaka, F., Itō, T., Kasagi, S., Mifune, T., Nakakita, C., Kogure, M., Yamamoto, R., Shimura, T., Kurosawa, A., Uekusa, K., & Motoki, S. Drunken angel .

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

Noriko Sengoku et al.. Drunken Angel. [Irvington, NY].

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

Noriko Sengoku et al.. Drunken Angel [Irvington, NY].

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sengoku, Noriko, et al. Drunken Angel

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