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The Pornographers

The Pornographers

Director: Shohei Imamura Cast: Shoichi Ozawa
Shoichi Ozawa
, Sumiko Sakamoto
Sumiko Sakamoto
, Masaomi Kondo
Masaomi Kondo
, Keiko Sagowa
Keiko Sagowa
Shohei Imamura
The Pornographers

The Pornographers

Director: Shohei Imamura Cast: Shoichi Ozawa
Shoichi Ozawa
, Sumiko Sakamoto
Sumiko Sakamoto
, Masaomi Kondo
Masaomi Kondo
, Keiko Sagowa
Keiko Sagowa
Shohei Imamura

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White)

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Overview

Shohei Imamura's perverse classic comes to DVD in this crisp if spartan presentation from the unparalleled Criterion Collection. The video image and soundtrack for The Pornographers is taken from an impeccably cleaned-up print of the film: Barely a scratch is transferred over to the disc, and the mono soundtrack is superbly modified to accommodate stereo (if not surround-sound) systems. This is a film of extremes, and every high-contrast shot and sudden burst of volume is preserved as the director might have wished. What's more, the disc has been given new and improved subtitling that does away with some of the anachronisms and errors found in previous prints' translations. As for supplemental material, the disc is bare save for the odd, sensationalistic original Japanese trailer and a witty essay by critic J. Hoberman, included in the liner notes.


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2010
UPC: 0037429178027
Original Release: 1966
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 25,063

Special Features

New high-definition digital transfer; Original theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shoichi Ozawa Ogata
Sumiko Sakamoto Haru
Masaomi Kondo Koichi
Keiko Sagowa Keiko
Haruo Tanaka Actor

Technical Credits
Shohei Imamura Director,Screenwriter
Shinsaku Himeda Cinematographer
Toshiro Mayuzumi Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. On Location [3:00]
2. Opening Credits [1:28]
3. The Family [4:28]
4. Mourning [2:11]
5. Reincarnated [1:42]
6. Three Films a Day [2:52]
7. Subu's Philosophy [1:59]
8. Special Request [3:57]
9. Clientele [1:30]
10. Source of the Scar [2:30]
11. Stomachache [3:55]
12. Yakuza [3:37]
13. His Daughter [3:57]
14. Mr. Ogata [2:52]
15. A Simple Story [4:46]
16. Democracy [3:22]
17. Filthy Business [7:20]
18. Fooling Around [6:57]
19. Keiko Confesses [7:31]
20. Roughed Up [:17]
21. Keiko Runs Away [7:05]
22. "I Love All of You" [9:06]
23. Pathetic Creatures [2:38]
24. Lost Her Mind [6:10]
25. Mother's Arms [3:39]
26. Last Wishes [4:23]
27. Orgy [3:47]
28. Five Years Later [6:15]
29. Not Natural [6:51]
30. The End [2:42]

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