WorldCat Identities

黒沢プロダクション

Overview
Works: 47 works in 128 publications in 2 languages and 6,513 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 黒沢プロダクション
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society
Yōjinbō( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering Samurai-for-hire eventually finds a dramatic solution to the problems of a town with two warring clans
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a "proper" samurai on its ear
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in postwar Japan, the film portrays the relationship between four students and Hyakken Uchida, one of the true free spirits of the Japanese literary world
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Yume = Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. As a visually sumptuous journey through the master's imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh, the film is both a showcase for its maker's artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance
Umi wa miteita = The sea is watching by Kei Kumai( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th-century Edo (Tokyo), a young geisha helps a samurai on the run after a drunken brawl. The two develop a romantic relationship, but class separates them, and the geisha later shelters another samuria who may offer her a life away from the brothel
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two violent clans in a Japanese village attempt to hire a samurai warrior in preparation for their future battles
Kagemusha, the shadow warrior( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his late, color masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career: the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a meditation on the nature of power
Yōjimbō Sanjūrō = Two samurai films by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yojimbo": the masterless samurai Sanjuro, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, dusty village. "Sanjuro": A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent
Tsubaki Sanjūrō( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satire in which a skillful but slovenly samurai comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders
Kagemusha = The shadow warrior by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his late, color masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career: the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a meditation on the nature of power
Akahige( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
High and low( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
 
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Alternative Names
Kurosawa Production Inc.

Kurosawa Purodakushon

Taho-Kurosawa Production

クロサワ プロダクション

プロダクション

黒澤プロダクション

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