Donald Richie Commentaries & Supplements

by Ryan Gallagher

Created 02/19/13

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  • By Matthew G
    February 19, 2013
    04:49 PM

    Great idea, his commentary on Early Summer is a personal favorite of mine. I didn't realize he did a commentary for When a Woman Ascends the Stairs, I'd love to hear that.
    This was a real heartbreaker today, his work with Criterion certainly consists of some of the finest scholarly contributions to the Collection.
  • By Brian Darr
    February 21, 2013
    12:04 PM

    The Drunken Angel commentary is the one of most interest to those who want to know about how Ritchie became so involved in the cinema world of his adopted country; he talks extensively about visiting the set and meeting key personnel.
  • By Brian G.
    February 25, 2013
    03:23 PM

    It should be noted that DR had some wonderful and insightful things to say that were in the extras on the releases of Harakiri and Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.
  • By Sam
    March 05, 2013
    12:37 AM

    Also, don't forget his invaluable contribution of English-language narration for Obayashi's "Emotion," which is an extra on House.
  • By prtkahn
    October 12, 2014
    12:24 AM

    His audio commentary on When a Woman Ascends the Stairs is insightful; it truly expanded my understanding and appreciation for Naruse.