Sanshiro Sugata = Judo saga
Akira Kurosawa's dazzling debut as a director is about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu, and it concerns the moral education and enlightenment of Sanshiro.
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25 films by Akira Kurosawa.
|Summary:||Akira Kurosawa's dazzling debut as a director is about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu, and it concerns the moral education and enlightenment of Sanshiro.|
|Item Description:||Based on the novel by Tsuneo Tomita.|
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1943.
Some credits from accompanying book.
Issued as part of the box set AK100 : 25 films by Akira Kurosawa with book included (96 p. : ill. ; 19 x 31 cm.).
This film has been modified from the original version of Akira Kurosawa's debut film which opened in 1943, without consulting the director or the production staff. 1,845 feet of footage was cut in 1944, to comply with the government's wartime entertainment policies. As much as we'd like to show the original version, we are not able to locate the cut footage. Yet we strongly believe this modified version is worthy of rerelease.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (79 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Format:||DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.|
|Production Credits:||Janus Films ; Toho Company, Ltd. ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa ; cinematography by Akira Mimura ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; [producer, Keiji Matsuzaki]. ; Music by Seiichi Suzuki ; production design, Masao Tozuka ; editor, Toshio Goto.|
|Access:||For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.|