Video/Film , DVD in Japanese

Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation.
  • [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2007.
  • Special ed.
  • 4 videodiscs (521 min.) : sound, b&w and colored ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet (61 pages : illustrations; 19 cm.)
  • Pitfall, Woman in the dunes, The face of another: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
  • The supplements: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997.T41 2007 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanying guide has the call number: DVD 3421 guide
    Includes
    • disc 1-4 in two containers
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997.T41 2007 guide c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanies DVD that has the call number: DVD 3421
    Includes
    • 1 v.
Also known as
  • Pitfall ; Woman in the dunes ; The face of another : three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Credits
  • Pitfall: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; editor, Fusako Morimichi.
  • Woman in the dunes: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Totetsu Hirakawa, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Fusako Shuzui ; original music, Toru Takemitsu.
  • The face of another: Cinematographer, Hiroshi Segawa ; art directors, Arata Isozaki, Masao Yamazaki ; editor, Yoshi Sughihara ; original music, Toru Takemitsu.
Performers
  • Cast: Pitfall: Hisashi Igawa, Kunie Tanaka, Hideo Kanze, Kazuo Miyahara, Sumie Sasaki, Kanichi Omiya, Kei Sato, Sen Yano, Ton Shimada, Shigeru Matsuo, Kikuo Kaneuchi.
  • Cast: Woman in the dunes: Eiji Okada, Kyoko Kishida.
  • Cast: The face of another: Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyo, Mikijiro Hira, Kyoko Kishida, Miki Irie, Eiji Okada, Minoru Chiaki, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Bibari Maeda, Etsuko Ichihara, Yoshie Minami.
Subjects
Genre
  • Feature films.
  • Melodrama.
  • Experimental films.
  • Fantasy films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Melodrama Feature.
  • Fantasy Feature.
  • Experimental Feature.
  • Adaptation Feature.
  • Feature films.
  • Drama.
  • Experimental films.
  • Fantasy films.
  • Feature films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Melodrama.
Series
Summary
  • Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny.
  • Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune.
  • The face of another: Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations.
Contents
  • [Disc 1]: Pitfall / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story, Kobo Abe ; producer, Tadashi Ono (97 min. : b&w)
  • [Disc 2]: Woman in the dunes / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story from the novel by Kobo Abe ; producers, Kiichi Ichikawa, Tadashi Ono (148 min. : b&w)
  • [Disc 3]: The face of another / Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; director/producer, Hiroshi Teshigahara ; story from the novel by Kobo Abe (124 min. : b&w)
  • [Disc 4]: The supplements to Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (152 min. : col. and b&w).
Other information
  • Title from container.
  • Pitfall originally released as a motion picture in 1962 ; Woman in the dunes originally released as a motion picture in 1964 ; The face of another originally released as a motion picture in 1966.
  • Special features: [Discs 1-3]: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; video essay on the film by critic and festival programmer James Quandt; theatrical trailer ; [Disc 4]: New documentary "Teshigahara and Abe" which includes exclusive video interviews with film programmer and professor Richard Peña, Japanese-film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, set designer Arata Isozaki, screenwriter John Nathan, and producer Noriko Nomura; four short films from Teshigahara's early career: Hokusai (1953), Ikebana (1956), Tokyo 1958 (1958), and Ako (1965) ; plus, a booklet featuring essays by Peter Grilli, Howard Hampton, Audie Bock, and James Quandt, as well as a Max Tessier interview with Teshigahara.
  • Language: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • CC1700D Criterion Collection (set)
  • CC1701D--CC1704D Criterion Collection (discs)
ISBN
  • 1934121673 (set)
  • 9781934121672 (set)
  • 193412141X [disc 1]
  • 9781934121412 [disc 1]
  • 1934121428 [disc 2]
  • 9781934121429 [disc 2]
  • 1934121436 [disc 3]
  • 9781934121436 [disc 3]
  • 1934121444 [disc 4]
  • 9781934121443 [disc 4]
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515024624
  • OCLC: 156283717
  • OCLC: 156283717