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The Resource Kwaidan : Ghost stories, (videorecording)

Kwaidan : Ghost stories, (videorecording)

Label
Kwaidan : Ghost stories
Title
Kwaidan
Title remainder
Ghost stories
Title variation
Ghost stories
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
A quartet of ghost stories based on the writings of Lafcadio Hearn, a 19th century Orientalist, of stories collected on his travels in the Japanese countryside, and from the well established Japanese tradition of Kwaidan (weird tales). Ghosts in Japanese culture are the spirits of those who died a violent death and did not undergo the ceremony allowing them to travel to meet their ancestors. The first story, Black Hair, is about a samurai who deserts his wife and then returns to her only to find that all is not what it appears to be. Snow Woman tells of a peasant who falls under the spell of a sorceress. In the third story, shot in the manner of a scroll painting, Hoichi the Earless is a bewitched blind performer who, to his cost, recites poetry before the ghosts of the nobility. The reflexive fourth story, In a Cup of Tea, tries to account for the inconclusiveness of many Japanese ghost stories
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Masaki Kobayashi ; [producer, Shigeru Wakatsuki] ; script, Yoko Mizuki ; photography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Toru Takemitsu ; art director, Shigemasa Toda
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Intended audience
Censorship classification: M15+ Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
(Black hair) Rentaro Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama ; (Snow woman) Tatsuya Nakadai ; (Hoichi the earless) Katsuo Nakamura ; (In a cup of tea) Ganemon Nakamura
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1850-1904
  • 1916-1996
  • 1923-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hearn, Lafcadio
  • Kobayashi, Masaki
  • Mizuki, Yoko
  • Miyajima, Yoshio
  • Toda, Shigemasa
  • Mikuni, Rentarō
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/unknown
Series statement
Criterion collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghost plays
  • Ghosts in motion pictures
  • Short films
  • Ghost plays
  • Ghosts in motion pictures
  • Short films
  • Japan
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Kwaidan : Ghost stories, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion-picture in 1955
  • Based on original stories by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Awards: Special Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Digital videodisc - DVD
Accompanying material
Viewer's guide.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Black hair = Kurokami (32 min.)--Snow woman = Yukionna (34 min.)--Hoichi the earless = Miminashi Hoichi no hanashi (60 min.)--In a cup of tea = Chawan no naka (25 min.)
Control code
224868025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen presentation.
Extent
1 videodisc (161 min.)
Isbn
9780780023550
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd.: monaural, col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)224868025
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kwaidan : Ghost stories, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion-picture in 1955
  • Based on original stories by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Awards: Special Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
  • Digital videodisc - DVD
Accompanying material
Viewer's guide.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Black hair = Kurokami (32 min.)--Snow woman = Yukionna (34 min.)--Hoichi the earless = Miminashi Hoichi no hanashi (60 min.)--In a cup of tea = Chawan no naka (25 min.)
Control code
224868025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen presentation.
Extent
1 videodisc (161 min.)
Isbn
9780780023550
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd.: monaural, col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)224868025
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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