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Ugetsu

Kenji Mizoguchi

 
Ugetsu (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1953
  • 97 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #309

“Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,” said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director’s supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss—with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real—is one of the most beautiful films ever made.

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), a comprehensive, 150-minute documentary by filmmaker Kaneto Shindo, with new and improved subtitles
  • Two Worlds Intertwined, a new, 14-minute appreciation of Ugetsu by director Masahiro Shinoda
  • Process and Production, a new, 20-minute video interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
  • Ten-minute video interview with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, from 1992
  • Theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • A 72-page book featuring film critic Phillip Lopate and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Ugetsu: From the Other Shore

By Phillip LopateNovember 07, 2005

Often appearing on lists of the ten greatest films of all time, called one of the most . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Ugetsu

By Keiko McDonaldDecember 28, 1993

Two masterful postwar films awakened audiences worldwide to the rich heritage of Japanese . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Ugetsu: From the Other Shore

By Phillip LopateNovember 07, 2005

Often appearing on lists of the ten greatest films of all time, called one of the most . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Ugetsu

By Keiko McDonaldDecember 28, 1993

Two masterful postwar films awakened audiences worldwide to the rich heritage of Japanese . . . Read more »