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The Resource In the realm of the senses, Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu, (videorecording)

In the realm of the senses, Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu, (videorecording)

Label
In the realm of the senses
Title
In the realm of the senses
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu
Title variation
Dans l'empire des sens
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
The story is based on the tabloid sensation of 1936, the fatal love affair of Sada Abe, a former geisha turned maid, and Kichizo Yoshida, the owner of the Tokyo ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) at which she worked. Abandoning his wife and his business, Kichizo gives himself up to two weeks of dissipation with Sada at a nearby inn, which climaxes in sadomasochistic love games--and his strangulation and mutilation. Kichizo is tired of life, of the militarism that has everywhere suppressed Eros in favor of Thanatos, and he and Sada are escaping, protesting, testing physical and psychological limits, while resisting a social order that condemns their actions and their very being
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ai no korīda (Motion picture)
Credits note
Caméra, Ito Hideo ; montage [editing], Keiichi Uraoka, Patrick Sauvion ; musique originale, Minoru Miki ; decors, accessoires et costumes, Jusho Toda, Shigenori Shimoishizaka, Dai Arakawa, Masahiro Kato
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: X (original 1976 rating), NC-17 (re-rated in 1991)
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.A3 2009
PerformerNote
Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-1998
  • 1932-2013
  • 1936-2012
  • 1947-
  • 1941-
  • 1930-2011
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dauman, Anatole
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Wakamatsu, Kōji
  • Matsuda, Eiko
  • Fuji, Tatsuya
  • Itō, Hideo
  • Miki, Minoru
  • Janus Films
  • Argos Films
  • Oceanic (Firm)
  • Ōshima Nagisa Purodakushon
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
102
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
466
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abe, Sada
  • Foreign films
  • Japanese language films
  • Sex
  • Prostitutes
  • Sadomasochism
  • Women murderers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
In the realm of the senses, Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1976
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Oshima and his actors [featurette] (6 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Tatsuya Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Recalling the film [featurette] (39 min.); Deleted footage [featurette] (12 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Some Notes on Oshima and Pornography" by Donald Richie and "Nagisa Oshima on 'In the Realm of the Senses'" an interview by Katsue Tomiyama, translated by Ted Goossen
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Sada -- Old customer -- Master of the house -- First time -- "Unusual woman" -- Vision with razor -- Arrival at the inn -- Wedding ceremony -- "Acute sensitivity" -- "It knows you want it" -- Manager pays a visit -- Sada sees her patron -- "Slap me" -- Sustenance -- Child's play -- Kichi sees his wife -- Homecoming with knife -- "Choke me" -- Perverts -- Outside world -- "Strangle me" -- Approaching death -- Permission -- "Together forever" -- Color bars
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9781604651454
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045018
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1806D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)300092872
  • 681644
  • (OCoLC)ocn300092872
  • 681644
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio, 1.66:1, of original theatrical presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer of complete uncensored version
Video recording format
DVD
Label
In the realm of the senses, Janus Films ; Argos films ; Anatole Dauman présente ; film écrit et réalisé par [written and directed by] Nagisa Oshima ; une coproduction, Argos Films (Paris), Oceanic (Paris), Oshima Productions (Tokyo) ; directeur de production, Koji Wakamatsu, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Originally produced as a Japanese-French co-production in 1976
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Oshima and his actors [featurette] (6 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Tatsuya Fuji [featurette] (17 min.); "In the Realm of the Senses" : Recalling the film [featurette] (39 min.); Deleted footage [featurette] (12 min.); U.S. trailer (2 min.); booklet includes the essay "Some Notes on Oshima and Pornography" by Donald Richie and "Nagisa Oshima on 'In the Realm of the Senses'" an interview by Katsue Tomiyama, translated by Ted Goossen
Accompanying material
1 booklet (36 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Sada -- Old customer -- Master of the house -- First time -- "Unusual woman" -- Vision with razor -- Arrival at the inn -- Wedding ceremony -- "Acute sensitivity" -- "It knows you want it" -- Manager pays a visit -- Sada sees her patron -- "Slap me" -- Sustenance -- Child's play -- Kichi sees his wife -- Homecoming with knife -- "Choke me" -- Perverts -- Outside world -- "Strangle me" -- Approaching death -- Permission -- "Together forever" -- Color bars
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9781604651454
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515045018
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1806D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)300092872
  • 681644
  • (OCoLC)ocn300092872
  • 681644
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, preserving the aspect ratio, 1.66:1, of original theatrical presentation, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer of complete uncensored version
Video recording format
DVD

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