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The Resource Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited

Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Title
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited
Title variation
Merry Christmas, Mister Lawrence
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Toichiro Narushima ; editor, Tomoyo Oshima ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English and Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M47 2010
PerformerNote
Tom Conti, David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi [Kitano], Jack Thompson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-2013
  • 1952-
  • 1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bīto Takeshi
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Thomas, Jeremy
  • Mayersberg, Paul
  • Conti, Tom
  • Bowie, David
  • Sakamoto, Ryūichi
  • Thompson, Jack
  • Van der Post, Laurens
  • Recorded Picture Company
  • Zenkoku Asahi Hōsō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
123
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
535
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Van der Post, Laurens
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
Technique
live action
Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post," which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war
  • Bonus features: trailers; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post
  • Videorecording
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one. The film -- disc two. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781604653151
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515061919
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1928D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 256547
  • ocn662735441
  • (OCoLC)662735441
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby digital 2.0; widescreen (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post," which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war
  • Bonus features: trailers; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post
  • Videorecording
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one. The film -- disc two. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781604653151
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515061919
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC1928D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 256547
  • ocn662735441
  • (OCoLC)662735441
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby digital 2.0; widescreen (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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