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[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2015].
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[New York, New York] : Criterion Collection, [2015].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels : illustrations ; 19 cm).


General Note
Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1952.
General Note
Partly inspired by Leo Tolstoy's novella The death of Ivan Ilyich.
General Note
Full screen (1.37:1).
General Note
Special features: Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000), a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with the director; Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others; Trailer; New English subtitle translation. An essay "Ikiru Many Autumns Later" by film critic Pico Iyer and a reprint "To Live" from critic Donald Richie's 1965 book The Films of Akira Kurosawa.
Creation/Production Credits
880-03,Cinematography, Nakai Asakazu ; editor, Iwashita Kōichi ; music, Hayasaka Fumio.
880-02,Shimura Takashi, Himori Shin'ichi, Tanaka Haruo, Chiaki Minoru, Odagiri Miki, Hidari Bokuzen, Yamada Minosuke, Fujiwara Kamatari, Kobori Makoto, Kaneko Nobuo, Seki Kyōko.
A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kurosawa, A., Motoki, S., Hashimoto, S., Oguni, H., Shimura, T., Himori, S., Tanaka, H., Chiaki, M., Odagiri, M., Hidari, B., Fujiwara, K., Kobori, M., Kaneko, N., Seki, K., Nakai, A., Hayasaka, F., Prince, S., Iyer, P., Richie, D., & Tolstoy, L. (2015). Ikiru (Two-DVD special edition.). Criterion Collection.

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

Akira Kurosawa et al.. 2015. Ikiru. Criterion Collection.

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

Akira Kurosawa et al.. Ikiru Criterion Collection, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kurosawa, Akira, et al. Ikiru Two-DVD special edition., Criterion Collection, 2015.

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