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Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-

Works: 106 works in 216 publications in 8 languages and 7,305 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Martial arts films  Action and adventure films  Film and video adaptations  Fantasy films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Creator, Performer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shigeru Umebayashi
Shi mian mai fu House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies." - title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
A single man by Tom Ford( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia by Yimou Zhang( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China, Later Tang dynasty, 10th century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace
Yi dai zong shi = The Grandmaster ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts
Huo yuan jia Fearless ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huo Yuan Jia agrees to represent China in an international competition against a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist
Absurdistan by Miximilian Mauff( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Russian and German and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village in the high desert mountains, just on the outskirts of reality, where magical visions and bizarre events fuse together. The village is facing a water shortage, but the men are too lazy to fix a rickety pipeline and the women are getting fed up with their good-for-nothing husbands. The women make a simple vow: 'No water, no sex.'
Tong que tai ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Three Kingdoms-era China (late 190s and 200s), warlord Cao Cao defeats many rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China and set mself up to replace the emperor, while young lovers Lingju and Mu Shun are trained by his enemies to assassinate him. The palace and fortress are filled with murderous intrigue, with many who had their reasons for wanting Cao Cao, the most notorious warlod, dead
Su Qier True legend by Xun Zhou( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A well-respected martial arts teacher and a good husband and father, Su Can's (also Su Qi-Er) journey begins when his vengeful brother, Yuan, returns from war. Seeking revenge from a dark family history, Yuan, armed with the Five Venom Fist, destroys Su Can's family and ultimately his dignity. Reduced to a beggar, Su Can finds apprenticeship from Lord Wushu and adapts to a new form of martial arts, the Drunken Fist. Eventually, Su Can returns home to claim retribution and his family honor
2046 by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hong Kong, 1966. Dans sa petite chambre d'hôtel, Chow Mo Wan, écrivain en mal d'inspiration, tente de finir un livre de science-fiction situé en 2046. A travers l'écriture, Chow se souvient des femmes qui ont traversé son existence solitaire. Passionnées, cérébrales ou romantiques, elles ont chacune laissé une trace indélébile dans sa mémoire et nourri son imaginaire
House of flying daggers original motion picture soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi( Recording )
11 editions published in 2004 in 5 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Da zhui bu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebrity in Hong Kong is found brutally murdered, his body floating in the middle of the ocean. Detective Lam is called in and zeroes in on a killer from the past. Lam will uncover a dark secret so shocking; it will turn the investigation upside down
Shi mian mai fu House of flying daggers by Yimou Zhang( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem
Yumeji Yumeji by Seijun Suzuki( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sensual, absurdist ghost story spun around the character and work of Japanese real-life painter and poet Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934), seen as a chronic philanderer and dreamer
Huo yuan jia Fearless by Rentai Yu( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the true story of a real life hero, Jet Li stars as a renowned martial arts champion who must come face to face with the most ferocious fighters in the world as part of a difficult path to redemption
A single man original motion picture soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The feeling of loss and being lost is captured in Abel Korzeniowski's moving score for the acclaimed film A Single Man
Onmyōji by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the dark ages of demons and ghosts, the Heian Emperor relies upon the Imperial Order of the Onmyoji to protect the kingdom. However, as the birth of the emperor's heir approaches, political intrigue and jealousy will lead to the most dangerous of betrayals - from within the Onmyoji and the Emperor's family itself. It will be up to the most talented of the order to face his master and the dark magic that threatens to destroy them all
Shoujyo an adolescent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister. Both happen to be the children of his old flame Yukie, a grasping and self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior
Le secret des poignards volants by Yimou Zhang( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"En 859, la Chine est ravagée par les conflits. La dynastie Tang, autrefois prospère, est sur le déclin, et le gouvernement corrompu s'épuise à lutter contre les groupes de rebelles toujours plus nombreux qui se dressent contre lui. La plus puissante de ces armées révolutionnaires et la plus prestigieuse de toutes est la Maison des Poignards Volants. Deux capitaines, Leo et Jin, sont envoyés pour capturer le mystérieux chef de cette redoutable armée
Incendiary by Sharon Maguire( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When London is hit by a terrorist bombing, a young wife and mother is devastated to find out that her husband and son were killed while she was in the arms of her secret lover. Her guilt leads her to become involved in the police investigation only to find out that the authorities will do whatever it takes to keep the truth hidden
2046 by Shigeru Umebayashi( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mei 1951- Maosen
Mei, Maosen, 1951-
Meilin, Mao 1951-
Shigeru, Umebayashi
Shigeru Umebayashi / 2046 Main Theme (with Percussion
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ウメバヤシ, シゲル 1951-
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