Films & Other Videos
Films with: Yamada, Isuzu
- Bas-fonds The lower depths /
- Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff. Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan.
- DVD 3354
- Gion no shimai Sisters of the Gion /
- Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods. An early work by Kenji Mizoguchi featuring his favored theme of women struggling against societal boundaries.
- DVD 8606
- Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood /
- Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy.
- DVD 2210
- Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy /
- Telephone company employee Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss, after he promises to support her and her father but setting her off on an apparently irreversible downward spiral.
- DVD 8556
- Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight /
- Two sisters struggle with a host of family issues, including the loss of their mother, an unwanted pregnancy, and marital difficulties.
- DVD 12789
- Yojimbo The bodyguard /
- In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer.
- DVD 654