Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Ballad of Narayama (1983) (Masters of Cinema) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD]

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

Additional Blu-ray options
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Blu-ray
"Please retry"
2-Disc Version
£49.99

Special offers and product promotions

  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.



Product details

  • Actors: Ken Ogata
  • Directors: Shohei Imamura
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Eureka Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Oct. 2011
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B005DDIVFU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,122 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product Description

Cinematic anthropologist extraordinaire Shohei Imamura won his first Palme d'Or at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival for The Ballad of Narayama [Narayama bushik ], his transcendent adaptation of two classic stories by Shichiro  Fukazawa.

In a small village in a remote valley where the harshness of life dictates that survival overrules compassion, elderly widow Orin is approaching her 70th birthday - the age when village law says she must go up to the mythic Mount Narayama to die. But there are several loose ends within her own family to tie up first.

Creating a vividly realised inverse image of 'civilised' society with typical directness and black humour, Imamura presents a bracingly unsentimental rumination on mortality and an engrossing study of a community's struggles against the natural elements. Handled with a masterful control and simplicity, moving effortlessly between the comic and the horrific, The Ballad of Narayama is one of the legendary director's deepest, richest works, and ranks among the finest films of its decade.

SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT EDITION FEATURES:

  • New, restored high-definition transfer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Exclusive new video interview with scholar Tony Rayns
  • Four original Japanese theatrical trailers, including behind-the-scenes footage
  • PLUS: A lavish booklet featuring an interview with Sh hei Imamura, excerpts from the producer's on-set diary, rare promotional material and stills, and more!

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 9 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 10 October 2012
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 13 December 2012
Format: Blu-ray
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 February 2015
Format: DVD
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 1 February 2015
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 December 2011
Format: Blu-ray
0Comment| 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 March 2013
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
33 Comments| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 15 July 2015
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: eureka masters of cinema

Look for similar items by category

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?