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Kihachiro Kawamoto Work Collection (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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Kihachiro Kawamoto Work Collection (Japan Version)
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When people think of Japan's animation greats, auteurs like Miyazaki Hayao, Oshii Mamoru, and Tezuka Osamu easily come to mind. Though less well known overseas, Kihachiro Kawamoto is a name that surely belongs with the nation's best for his stunning work in stop motion puppet animation over the last four decades. After studying under both the legendary Mochinaga Tadahito and Czech maestro Jiri Trnka, Kihachiro developed his own individualistic style, drawing heavily from traditional Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki theater for a haunting and uniquely Japanese aesthetic.

This English-subtitled release contains 11 of Kihachiro's short films, from 1968's Hana-Ori, his first work after returning from the Czech Republic, to 1999's Ibara Hime matawa Nemuri Hime. The collection covers both his signature puppet animation and kirigami (cut-out) animation, providing an essential collage of the master animator's visionary works.

Kihachiro Kawamoto Work Collection comes with the following shorts:

  • Hana-Ori ("Breaking of Branches is Forbidden") - 14min, 1968
  • Kenju Giga - 8min, 1970
  • Oni ("Demon") - 8min, 1972
  • Tabi Complete Version - 12min, 1973
  • Tabi Re-edited Version - 4min, 1973
  • Shijin no Shogai ("A Poet's Life") - 19min, 1974
  • Dojoji ("Dojoji Temple") - 19min, 1976
  • Kataku ("House of Flame") - 19min, 1979
  • Self-Portrait - 1min, 1988
  • Fusha no Sha ("To Shoot Without Shooting") - 25min, 1988
  • Ibara Hime matawa Nemuri Hime ("Briar Rose of The Sleeping Beauty") - 22min, 1999
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    Product Title: Kihachiro Kawamoto Work Collection (Japan Version) 川本喜八郎 作品集 (日本版) 川本喜八郎 作品集 (日本版) 川本喜八郎作品集 Kihachiro Kawamoto Work Collection (Japan Version)
    Release Date: 2007-01-25
    Publisher Product Code: GNBA-3034
    Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English
    Country of Origin: Japan
    Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
    Publisher: Geneon Entertainment
    Other Information: DVD
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004584886

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    製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
    公開年 : 1968

    射/ いばら姫またはねむり姫

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