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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of Japanese Cinema, 29 April 2013
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This review is from: THE COMPLETE (EXISTING) FILMS OF SADAO YAMANAKA (Masters of Cinema) (DVD) (DVD)
In case some people have not heard of Yamanaka Sadao, many experts (for example Donald Richie) consider that he would have been one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Japanese directors of all time if he had lived. Unfortunately the wartime Japanese government wasn't a fan of his satirical films and they sent Yamanaka to the front lines to get killed.
I've seen two of the three jidai-geki (i.e. historical films featuring samurai) released in this new boxed set.They are both masterpieces, and 'Tange Sazen,' in particular is one of the best comedies ever made, as far as I'm concerned. I am very excited that they are finally releasing a decent, remastered transfer through Masters of Cinema.
These films should be seen by everyone. Period.
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Initial post: 24 May 2013 20:40:23 BDT
peter says:
great films indeed,just a shame we are only getting this on dvd...
as i view my movies on a 90" screen i would have loved to see these get the MOC treatment on blu ray,the added resolution makes a whole world of difference!
i understand these cant be perfectly restored,and MOC have done their verry best getting the most out of the elements,just feel a bit let down it's only on dvd...

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 20:33:32 BDT
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Posted on 29 Dec 2013 16:14:56 GMT
ty have bought it too really look forward to see his films
what about the booklet ? will check tomorrow as my copy is expected to arrive then
a pity that the naruse volume one box is oop and going at high prices i am desperately looking for a reasonable priced new or like new copy
odd that there will neither be a repress by moc nor a 2nd volume which was announced in 2007
i am running behind with japanese films as i just started to watch mizoguchi and ozu to start with
each time i clicked on the bergman box which i bought on artificial eye the mizoguchi box appeared so that is why i got interested to check the japanese filmmakers out. i really adore the slow movies. bergman, tarkovsky & bresson are amongst my european filmmakers which i admire very much.
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