Rebel Samurai - Sixties Swordplay Classics - Criterion Collection (DVD - SONE 1)

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The political and cultural tumult of the early 1960s shook Japan as it did the rest of the world. Japanese filmmakers responded to the changing times by disguising themes of dissent in the traditional form of the swordplay film, or chanbara. Previously populated by heroic samurai, self-sacrificing ronin, and historical figures who exemplified noble Japanese virtues, the genre began embracing a new kind of hero, or antihero: the lone outcast, distrustful of authority but maintaining a personal code of honor. These four classic films, from four masters of Japanese cinema, turn a genre upside down, redefining for a modern generation the meaning of loyalty and honor, as embodied by the iconic figure of the samurai.


  • <i>Samurai Rebellion</i>
  • Video introduction by director Masaki Kobayashi
  • New essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
  • <i>Sword of the Beast</i>
  • New essay by Japanese film and pop-culture authority Patrick Macias
  • <i>Samurai Spy</i>
  • Exclusive new video interview with director Masahiro Shinoda
  • New essay by film scholar Alain Silver
  • <i>Kill!</i>
  • New essay by film and culture critic Howard Hampton


Produksjonsår 2005 Format DVD
Sone Sone 1 Sjanger Action
Antall disker 4 Spilletid 7 timer
Aldersgrense 18 Undertekster Engelsk
Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Japansk) Bildeformater Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic
Regissør Diverse Skuespillere Go Kato, Koji Takahashi, Mikijiro Hira, Mutsuhiro Toura, Shigeru Koyama, Tatsuo Matsumara, Tatsuya Nakadai, Tatsuyoshi Ebara, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa
Bestillingsnummer CRRNSWO050DVD Leverandør Import


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