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Ugetsu [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1953]

  • SKU: 32777358
  • Release Date: 06/06/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
    • Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa
    • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo
    • Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
    • Trailers
    • Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda


    Ugetsu Monogatari
    Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities, and the women who suffer as a result. In 16th century Japan, Genjuro (Masayuki Mori) is a potter who longs for wealth and luxury, while Tobei (Sakae Ozawa), a farmer, dreams of the glories of the samurai to the point of ignoring his wife (Mitsuko Mito). Though a war rages around them, they venture to town to sell their wares. Genjuro becomes bewitched by a beautiful yet vengeful ghost (Machiko Kyo), while his wife (Kinuyo Tanaka) is murdered by a soldier; Tobei becomes a noted warrior, while his wife descends into prostitution after being raped while searching for her husband. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Machiko Kyo
      Machiko Kyo - Lady Wakasa
    • Masayuki Mori
      Masayuki Mori - Genjuro, Pottery Maker
    • Kinuyo Tanaka
      Kinuyo Tanaka - Miyagi, Genjuro's Wife
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      Mitsuko Mito - Ohama, Tobei's Wife
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      Ikio Sawamura - Genichi

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      Mizoguchi's masterpiece

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