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Robert Mitchum: Signature Collection [DVD] [1943] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: Robert Mitchum
  • Format: Black & White, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: St Clair Vision
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sept. 2007
  • Run Time: 260 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TAPCAY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,698 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
The Yakuza is one of the great films of the seventies. Although this didn't make much noise in the seventies (despite a truly surreal promotional gimmick, `Join the Yakuza Set' tattoo transfers!), it has held up a lot better than he plethora of seventies thrillers that swamped it at the time.

Belonging to that subgenre of Americans-in-Japan thrillers (Fuller's House of Bamboo, Scott's Black Rain, Frankenheimer's The Challenge), The Yakuza is a film about the price of honor and about people who face their responsibilities. The film could almost be called `giri' - Japanese for obligation or the burden hardest to bear. Richard Jordan's bodyguard may start out wiseguy ("That can work both ways. If you ain't alive tomorrow, he don't owe you s***.") but even he lives up to his moral obligations when discharged from them by Mitchum. All of the plot developments are a result of obligations, with the characters following through as per their personal codes of honor, taken to the ultimate extreme in Mitchum's final apology to Takakura Ken for destroying both his past and his future.

The hook might be that Mitchum returns to Japan to help secure the release of an old army friend's daughter from a Yakuza clan and in the process reopening old wounds with former lover Kishi Keiko and her brother Takakura Ken, but the emotional undercurrents are as important as the plot developments, with the film's criminal double-dealing mirrored in the myriad personal betrayals he is as he is forced to face the fact that he has always confused his friends with his enemies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronin on 1 April 2011
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Excellent quality DVD, some interesting extras on the making of the film. I've seen this film dozens of times now but the DVD was better. Their seemed to be more detail, some of the scenes had an extra sentence or two of dialogue, and the background sound effects were more noticeable in a good way. Well worth getting if you loved the original.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna Spinelli on 16 July 2010
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Cought it the first time on tv in the heat of the night, it has been great to discover this little masterpiece of the Seventies, with its rough truths just shown as it was, the way movies did those years. Uncommon plot, great attention to the details, a sound script involving until the last sequence, a rich revealing foreground. This dvd edition keeps it all intact, both the original and the dubbed versions, the screen format and colours. Worth to be collected and seen from time to time thanks to the work of great director and a respectable even more great cast and all.
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By Mario on 8 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
Well, not bushido exactly, but Yakuzas - gangsters with principles. It's a very watchable film. I was surprised and somewhat appalled by the lashings of violence being myself a bit squeamish and anti-gratuitousness. However, the thing that hangs over it all is the war and settling of scores and reconciliation. In that way it's all a bit 'meaningful' but nevertheless always interesting. Not quite sure about the script, much-praised but to my ear a bit stilted at times, or some of the ease with which violence and death is doled out. However, compared I suppose to the violence of war, the Tokyo firestorms and the A-bombs, there is an excuse: it is small beer. A distinct absence of police it seems, but we're supposed to think this happens with their complicity because the clans are so powerful. The nods to late Ozu are there in the back alleys and bars with neon lighting, surprisingly, except Schrader is involved of course and I think he's a big fan. There are also train shots but this time is bullet trains in the landscape. And there is a link in that the heroine was a youngster in Late Spring the last of the Noriko trilogy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul D. Hartley on 13 July 2009
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I like films with interesting characters, story lines and maybe a little philisophy - so not everyone's taste.

This film centers around the concept of giri (obligation) in Japan and how Tanaka Ken and eventually Harry Kilmer have their lives directed by giri.

The clash of cultures (western and Japanese) is interesting and put into a satisfying context. There are some fascinating side issues discussed between the different characters.

Ultimately the film is about sacrifice and how each of the different characters makes their sacrifice at the relevant times in the plot. It is also a film about earned respect as well as betrayal among friends.

There are some good sword fighting scenes for thos who like them (maybe too violent for some tastes), but thankfully Mitchum was not asked to wield a katana, that was left to the expert.

Oh, and the Yakuza form a central theme to the film, Tanaka being a former member and his brother one of its leaders. The Yakuza are sympathetically handled, having a code of conduct to which they strictly adhere and which also plays a central role in the plot.

Highly recommended, one of my favorite films.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. White on 19 April 2008
Format: DVD
Single disc containing 3 films, Number 1, (Agency) a political/ad agency becomes a vehicle for a media brain washing campaign a poor Mitchum film.... Number 2, (Gung HO) Randolf Scott WW2 US fight for freedom against Japan, Mitchum's bit part you might miss if you look away from the screen, Number 3, (Aerial Gunner) WW2 rear gunner training film, rear of cover states Starring a 26 Year old Mitchum on this one but if you blink you could miss his 27 second slot near the end of the film. plus he had no credit on screen roll, so does signature mean only in the film a little longer then it takes to write his name?
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