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The Resource Kedamono no ken : Sword of the beast, Janus Films ; [Shochiku Pictures ; a Shochiku-Haiyuza coproduction ; screenplay by Hideo Gosha and Eizaburo Shiba ; directed by Hideo Gosha], (DVD)

Kedamono no ken : Sword of the beast, Janus Films ; [Shochiku Pictures ; a Shochiku-Haiyuza coproduction ; screenplay by Hideo Gosha and Eizaburo Shiba ; directed by Hideo Gosha], (DVD)

Label
Kedamono no ken : Sword of the beast
Title
Kedamono no ken
Title remainder
Sword of the beast
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; [Shochiku Pictures ; a Shochiku-Haiyuza coproduction ; screenplay by Hideo Gosha and Eizaburo Shiba ; directed by Hideo Gosha]
Title variation
  • Sword of the beast
  • Kemono no ken
  • Samurai gold seekers
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
"Chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades then turn on him, and this betrayal so shakes his sense of honor that he decides to live in the wild, like an animal. There he joins up with a motley group who are illegally mining the shogun's gold, and, with the aid of another swordsman, gets a chance not just at survival but to recover his name and honor"--Container
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
ZEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Toshitada Tsuchiya ; original music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.K388 2005
PerformerNote
Mikijiro Hira, Go Kato, Eijiro Tono, Kunie Tanaka
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1920-
  • 1918-1996
  • 1929-1992
  • 1926-
  • 1933-
  • 1938-
  • 1907-1994
  • 1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kishimoto, Gin'ichi
  • Satō, Masayuki
  • Gosha, Hideo
  • Shiba, Eizaburo
  • Hira, Mikijirō
  • Katō, Gō
  • Tōno, Eijirō
  • Tanaka, Kunie
  • Janus Films
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Gekidan Haiyūza
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
85
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
311
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rōnin
  • Betrayal
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Samurai films
  • Historical films
  • Fiction films
  • Feature films
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Kedamono no ken : Sword of the beast, Janus Films ; [Shochiku Pictures ; a Shochiku-Haiyuza coproduction ; screenplay by Hideo Gosha and Eizaburo Shiba ; directed by Hideo Gosha], (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Region 1, NTSC, widescreen format (2.35:1); Dolby digital mono
  • English credits from subtitles
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Issued as a box set entitled: Rebel samurai: sixties swordplay classics
  • Leaflet includes the essay: I wish I could be a beast / by Patrick Macias
Accompanying material
1 leaflet ([8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm62231055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9780780030343
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429209721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SWO040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62231055
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kedamono no ken : Sword of the beast, Janus Films ; [Shochiku Pictures ; a Shochiku-Haiyuza coproduction ; screenplay by Hideo Gosha and Eizaburo Shiba ; directed by Hideo Gosha], (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Region 1, NTSC, widescreen format (2.35:1); Dolby digital mono
  • English credits from subtitles
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1965
  • Issued as a box set entitled: Rebel samurai: sixties swordplay classics
  • Leaflet includes the essay: I wish I could be a beast / by Patrick Macias
Accompanying material
1 leaflet ([8] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm62231055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (85 min.)
Isbn
9780780030343
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
037429209721
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
SWO040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)62231055
System details
DVD format
Video recording format
DVD

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