Essential Japanese Cinema

A Listmania! list by G. D. Budden (UK)
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Naruse: Volume One (Repast / Sound of the Mountain / Flowing) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD]
1.  Naruse: Volume One (Repast / Sound of the Mountain / Flowing) [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] DVD ~ Ken Uehara
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  "Naruse was easily an equal  to Ozu and Mizoguchi"
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Criterion Collection: Ugetsu [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
2.  Criterion Collection: Ugetsu [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Masayuki Mori
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  "One of Mizoguchi's finest"
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Criterion Collection: Tokyo Story [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  Criterion Collection: Tokyo Story [DVD] [1953] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Chish Ry
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  "Classic"
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Humanity & Paper Balloons [DVD]
4.  Humanity & Paper Balloons [DVD] DVD ~ Chjr Kawarasaki
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  "That Yamanaka died so young is one of cinema's great tragedies"
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Onibaba [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1964]
5.  Onibaba [Masters of Cinema] [DVD] [1964] DVD ~ Kei Sato
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  "Fantastic ghost story from Kaneto Shindo..."
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Kuroneko - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1968]
6.  Kuroneko - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Kichiemon Nakamura
The list author says:
  "...and another!"
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Kwaidan - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1964]
7.  Kwaidan - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1964] DVD ~ Rentaro Mikuni
The list author says:
  "Beautiful collection of ghost stories from Kobayashi"
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Criterion Collection: Harakiri [DVD] [1963] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
8.  Criterion Collection: Harakiri [DVD] [1963] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
The list author says:
  "Kobayashi's scathing socio-political comment on Japan"
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Woman Of The Dunes [1964] [DVD]
9.  Woman Of The Dunes [1964] [DVD] DVD ~ Hiroshi Teshigahara
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  "Hiroshi Teshigahara's exquisitely weird adaptation of Kobo Abe's novel..."
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The Face of Another - Masters of Cinema series [DVD]
10.  The Face of Another - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] DVD ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
The list author says:
  "...and another."
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Throne Of Blood [1957] [DVD]
11.  Throne Of Blood [1957] [DVD] DVD ~ Toshir Mifune
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  "Had to include some Kurosawa"
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Rashomon [1950] [DVD]
12.  Rashomon [1950] [DVD] DVD ~ Toshir Mifune
The list author says:
  "and some more"
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Sonatine [1993] [DVD]
13.  Sonatine [1993] [DVD] DVD ~ Takeshi Kitano
The list author says:
  "My favourite Beat Takeshi film"
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Visitor Q [DVD] [2001]
14.  Visitor Q [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ken'ichi End
The list author says:
  "Probably Miike's best, and most offensive, film"
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