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Title Ikiru / Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha ; seisaku, Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni & Akira Kurosawa ; director, Akira Kurosawa
Edition Special edition
Published [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Kur/Iki  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Series Criterion collection ; 221
Criterion collection ; 221
Summary Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quiety fulfilled
Notes Information from pre-release promotional materials
"Tōhō Soritsu Kinen Nijūshūnen Kinen Eiga."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952
A foreign film (Japan)
Special features: new high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound; audio commentary by Stephen Price, author of The warroir's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa; "A message from Akira Kurosawa" (2000); documentary on Ikiru from the series "Akira Kurosawa: to create is beautiful"; original theatrical trailer; improved subtitle translation
Credits Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; art direction, So Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka
Cast Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Seki
Notes MPAA rating: Not rated
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation (1.33:1); mono
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Drama.
Death -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Author Motoki, Sōjirō.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-2018.
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Odagiri, Miki.
Kaneko, Nobuo, 1923-1995.
Seki, Kyōko, 1926-
Nakai, Asakazu, 1901-1988.
Matsuyama, So, 1908-1977.
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955.
Tōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha.
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780026918
Other Titles English subtitle: To live