The Resource The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shohei Imamura, (videorecording)

The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shohei Imamura, (videorecording)

Label
The Ballad of Narayama
Title
The Ballad of Narayama
Statement of responsibility
directed by Shohei Imamura
Title variation
Ballad of Narayama
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
jpn
Summary
From two-time Palme d'Or-winning director Shohei Imamura (Pigs and Battleships, The Insect Woman) comes an unforgettable human drama and a milestone in Japanese Cinema. The Ballad of Narayama is a brutal and haunting meditation on the nature of life, sex and death. Over 100 years ago in a small village in a remote valley, everyone who reaches the age of 70 is banished to the top of a mountain to die. Old Orin (Sumiko Sakamoto: The Pornographers) has her family?s affairs to take care of before she too must go. Orin seeks a new wife for her widowed eldest son Tatsuhei (Ken Ogata: Mishima, The Pillow Book), she tries to help her runtish second son lose his virginity and to take her brattish eldest grandson - who cavorts with the young women of the village - down several pegs. When it comes time for Orin to depart, tradition demands that Tatsuhei carry her up the mountain on his back in silence. With exquisite cinematography and captivating performances, this universally acclaimed masterpiece is confronting, erotic and awe-inspiring
Awards note
Venice Film Festival, 1958: Golden Lion (Keisuke Kinoshita)
Cataloging source
VMON
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Shohei Imamura
Intended audience
Rated R18
Language note
Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Aki Takejp, Seji Kurasaki
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1914-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ogata, Ken
  • Sakamoto, Sumiko
  • Takejo, Aki
  • Kurasake, Seji
  • Imamura, Shohei
  • Fukasawa, Shichirō
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Umbrella Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
132
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures, Japanese
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shohei Imamura, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Includes special features
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868348
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256018602
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3971
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; region all; aspect ratio: 2.35:1, enhanced for widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Ballad of Narayama, directed by Shohei Imamura, (videorecording)
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958
  • Includes special features
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064868348
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 videodisc (132 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256018602
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID3971
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; NTSC; region all; aspect ratio: 2.35:1, enhanced for widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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