影武者 [videorecording] /
Kagemusha [DVD videorecording] Tōhō Eiga, Kurosawa Purodakushon teikei sakuhin ; purodyūsā Kurosawa Akira, Tanaka Tomoyuki ; shinario Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.
Contributor(s): Kurosawa, Akira [pro, drt, aus] | Tanaka, Tomoyuki [pro] | Ide, Masato [aus] | Nakadai, Tatsuya [act] | Yamazaki, Tsutomu [act] | Hagiwara, Ken'ichi [act] | Nezu, Jinpachi [act] | Ōtaki, Shūji [act] | Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha | Kurosawa Purodakushon | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc | Criterion Collection (Firm).Material type: FilmSeries: Criterion collection ; 267.Publisher: [United States] : Criterion, Edition: [Special ed.], widescreen.Description: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (45 p. ; 19 cm.).ISBN: 1559409541.Other title: Kagemusha (the shadow warrior) [Title on container:] | Shadow warrior.Uniform titles: 影武者 (Motion picture) Uniform titles: Kagemusha (Motion picture) Subject(s): Samurai -- Japan -- Drama | Daimyo -- Japan -- Drama | KagemushaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Samurai films. | Historical films. | War films. | Films for the hearing impaired. | Foreign language films -- Japanese.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997 | .K2 2005Other classification: AP 51200
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Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Nakadai Tatsuya, Yamazaki Tsutomu, Hagiwara Ken'ichi, Nezu Jinpachi, Ōtaki Shūji.
Music, Ikebe Shin'ichiro ; cinematography, Saitō Takao, Ueda Masaharu, Screenplay, Kurosawa Akira, Ide Masato.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital discrete surround, stereo ; dual layer ; new, restored high-definitition digital transfer.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox.
In 16th century feudal Japan, a thief is saved from execution to train as a double for one of the warlords, Shingen. Three warlords, Shingen, Nobunaga, and Ieyasu, battle for total power over Japan. When Shingen receives a mortal wound, the double must take his place to hold the Takeda clan together.
Special features: [disc 1] new, restored high-definition digital transfer enhanced for widescreen televisions; audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: the Cinema of Akira Kurosawa; includes U.S. trailer, Japanese teaser and Japanese trailer; [disc 2] Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa (19 min., 2005 ; interview with Lucas and Coppola) ; 41 min. documentary on Kagemusha (part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create) ; Image: Kurosawa's Continuity (43 min. video by Masayuki Yui that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches) ; Suntory commercials made on set ; storyboards. Booklet featuring new essay by Japanese culture expert Peter Grilli, an interview by Japanese film expert Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie.
Disc 1. Kagemusha -- disc 2. Supplements.