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大映株式会社

Overview
Works: 104 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 3,462 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Samurai films  War films  Historical films  Ghost films  Fantasy films  Internet videos 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 大映株式会社
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened
Rashōmon by Zeming Hei( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit
Nobi by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa's Fires on the plain is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion. Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all. Grisly yet poetic, Fires on the plain is one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema's most versatile filmmakers
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una actriz francesa vive su última noche en Hiroshima acompañada, en su habitación de hotel, por su amante japonés. Lo que podría ser una simple aventura es un momento de gran intensidad emocional y que le hace revivir un amor imposible que sucedió en Nevers (Francia) años atrás. La fugaz relación amorosa se convierte en un proceso introspectivo por el cual la mujer revela sus sentimientos íntimos y hace partícipe a su compañero de su reconstrucción del pasado, hasta ese instante oculto
Chikamatsu monogatari( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a 'great masterpiece that could only be made by Mizoguchi'"--Container
Ugetsu by Jianer Goukou( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers, said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss, with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real, is one of the most beautiful films ever made
Ugetsu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time he made Ugetsu, Kenji Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors of a younger generation. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men"--Container
Yukinojō henge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yukinojo, a Kabuki actor, seeks revenge by destroying the three men who caused the deaths of his parents. Also involved are the daughter of one of Yukinojo's targets, two master thieves, and a swordsman who himself is out to kill Yukinojo
Shiranui kengyō = The secrets of a court masseur( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suganoichi is a blind court masseur with a dark side. An outcast since birth, he learned from a young age that the only way to get ahead was to take advantage of others. Now an expert con artist with a heart of coal, Suganoichi is on a vile quest for power, and everyone else will suffer along the way
Ugetsu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time he made Ugetsu, Kenji Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other younger directors of a younger generation. And with this exquisite ghost story, a fatalistic wartime tragedy derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, he created a touchstone of his art, his long takes and sweeping camera guiding the viewer through a delirious narrative about two villagers whose pursuit of fame and fortune leads them far astray from their loyal wives. Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men"--Container
Daimajin by Kimeyoshi Yasuda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrath of Daimajin: An evil warlord conquers his neighbors' lands, takes their nobility hostage, and crushes their troops. The oppressed continue to battle for freedom and send a plea to Majin, the legendary god of vengeance, to help them in their time of need. In response, Majin comes back to life to deliver god's justice
A story from Chikamatsu = Chikamatsu monogatari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death"--Container
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1954 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi's dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil
Wild geese( Visual )

2 editions published in 1953 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring the always touching Hideko Takamine (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Wild Geese, set in the late nineteenth century, follows the travails of a young woman who must support her father by becoming the mistress of a middle-aged man
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1953 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers", said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss--with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real--is one of the most beautiful films ever made
Akasen chitai by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For his final film, Mizoguchi brought a lifetime of experience to bear on the heartbreaking tale of a brothel full of women whose dreams are constantly being shattered by the socioeconomic realities surrounding them. Set in Tokyo's Red Light District (the literal translation of the Japanese title), Street of Shame was so cutting, and its popularity so great, that when an antiprostitution law was passed in Japan just a few months after the film's release, some said it was a catalyst
Uta andon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expert of Nō musician Onchi Kitahachi insult a local musician named Sōzan. As a result Sozan commited suicide and Kitahachi's Nō master expeled Kitahachi from his school. Kitahachi and Sōzan's doughter Osode share the fate as sworn enemy of each other but for love of their music they overcome their fate
Yoru no chō( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Returning to war-scarred Tokyo in 1948, Akemi manages to become a pupil of Shino, who operates a famous school of Japanese dancing, through lnokura, Shino's patron. Realizing her ambition to dance with a famous kabuki actor yet Shino is mercilessly criticized by the press while Akemi wins wide acclaim. Fame is now hers but she still must have financial support and with the help of lnokura she establishes a new school of dancing and becomes his mistress."--Edited summary from JFDB, November 9, 2018
Onna wa nido umareru( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, Koen, experiences a series of love affairs and strives to become a person who sees herself - and men - as human beings rather than just sexual objects
Tōjūrō no koi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1866 Kyoto sees a sensational acting competition between Tojuro Sakata, a popular kabuki player native of Kyoto, and Shichisaburo Nakamura, a star player visiting from Edo. While Shichisaburo has a great run by importing the latest trend from the capital, Tojuro fails to seize the audience's attention since he sticks with an old conventional play. Gathering at the upstairs of the restaurant owned by Okaji, who had once fallen in love with Tojuro but is now married to a rich merchant, Tojuro and his theater troop discuss and elaborate a plan to beat Shichisaburo up and to regain popularity. Tojuro insists that the audience should aspire to more realistic plays based on the real life of the people living in the present time. He calls the playwright Chikamatsu from Osaka, and they come up with a new play dealing with adultery when they see on Sanjo Bridge the corpses of the lovers executed for their unforgivable love. Chikamatsu provides a wonderful script, but Tojuro hesitates to put it on the stage because he has no confidence of playing it perfectly unless he is involved in an intrigue with someone as his own experience. Caught in a hopeless plight, Tojuro goes to Okaji's second house and suddenly seduces her for the sake of the play. Tojuro's new play is extremely well received--although Okaji commits suicide at the basement of the stage during the intermission, realizing that Tojuro cheated her with his pseudo love
 
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Rashomon = Rashōmon
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Shiranui kengyō = The secrets of a court masseur
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Daiei Film Production (1945-1971)

大映株式會社 (1945-1971)

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