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Harakiri (Criterion Collection) (1963) back to product details  

Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita, Tetsuro Tamba, Rentaro Mikuni, Yoshio Inaba, Masao Mishima, Jo Azumi, Shouji Kobayashi, Hisashi Igawa, Yoshio Aoki, Ichiro Nakaya, Kei Sato
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Producer: Tatsuo Hosoya
Screenwriter: Shinobu Hashimoto
Cinematographer: Yoshio Miyajima
Composer (Music Score): Toru Takemitsu
Editor: Hisashi Sagara
Art Director: Jun-Ichi Ozumi, Shigemasa Toda
Consultant/advisor: Seiji Iho


Screen Formats:B&W,WSE
Sound:Dolby Digital Mono
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1

Features:
New, restored high-definition digital transfer
Exclusive video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
Rare excerpt of a Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda (Double Suicide)
New video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto
Poster gallery
A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and a reprint of her 1972 interview with Kobayashi

Chapters:
Side #1 -- Disc 1: The Film
1. Arrival [4:14]
2. Request [4:56]
3. Doubts [3:51]
4. Robes [4:55]
5. Boon [3:17]
6. Bamboo [4:40]
7. Crosswise [5:57]
8. Intentions [2:15]
9. Second [5:42]
10. Acquaintance [4:11]
11. Abolished [3:10]
12. Indisposed [4:56]
13. Forced [8:30]
14. Changes [7:29]
15. Kingo [6:06]
16. Helpless [7:41]
17. Waiting [3:20]
18. Return [6:14]
19. Worthless [3:03]
20. Alone [9:56]
21. Knots [5:02]
22. Plains [9:02]
23. Steel [5:50]
24. Honor [2:08]
25. Fiction [2:45]
26. Prosperity [3:27]
Side #2 -- Disc 2: The Supplements
1. Twenties [1:26]
2. Unsure [3:13]
3. Persistence [3:05]
4. Right [:54]
5. Real [2:24]
6. Competition [2:22]
1. Poster [4:04]
2. Critique [1:19]
3. Flashbacks [1:33]
4. Uncompromising [2:37]
5. Inhabited [:42]
6. Smart [1:27]

Awards:
  • 1963 won Special Jury Prize from Cannes International Film Festival.

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