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  • Published: [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 0780026918 :
  • 037429180525


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Ikiru = : To live

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Call number: DVD FLC-JPN Ikiru

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.

Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by Stephen Price, author of The warroir's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; "A message from Akira Kurosawa" (2000); documentary on Ikiru from the series "Akira Kurosawa: to create is beautiful"; original theatrical trailer; improved subtitle translation.

Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki.

Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quiety fulfilled.

DVD, region 1, full screen presentation (1.33:1); mono.

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