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The Ballad Of Narayama (1983) (DVD) (Toei Version) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Ogata Ken (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Kobayashi Nenji (Actor) | Imamura Shohei (Director)
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The Ballad Of Narayama (1983) (DVD) (Toei Version) (Hong Kong Version)
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Product Title: The Ballad Of Narayama (1983) (DVD) (Toei Version) (Hong Kong Version) 楢山節考 (1983) (DVD) (東映版) (香港版) 楢山节考 (1983) (DVD) (东映版) (香港版) 楢山節考 The Ballad Of Narayama (1983) (DVD) (Toei Version) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Ogata Ken (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Kobayashi Nenji (Actor) | Sakamoto Sumiko (Actor) 緒形拳 (Actor) | 倍賞美津子 (Actor) | 小林稔侍 (Actor) | Sakamoto Sumiko (Actor) 绪形拳 (Actor) | 倍赏美津子 (Actor) | 小林稔侍 (Actor) | Sakamoto Sumiko (Actor) 緒形拳 (Actor) | 倍賞美津子 (Actor) | 小林稔侍 (Actor) | Sakamoto Sumiko (Actor) Ogata Ken (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Kobayashi Nenji (Actor) | Sakamoto Sumiko (Actor)
Director: Imamura Shohei 今村昌平 今村昌平 今村昌平 Imamura Shohei
Release Date: 2005-10-13
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 131 (mins)
Publisher: Intercontinental Video (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004081580

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* Screen Format : 16:9 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
* 盒內均附有:
- 精美海報咭
- 著名電影人及影評人電影評論
- 導演及演員資料

Director: Imamura Shohei
- 康城電影節最佳電影
- 日本奧斯卡最佳女主角、最佳電影


  In a small village everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountaintop to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace his/her family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (1)

Kevin Kennedy
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November 11, 2007

Beautiful, brutal folk tale Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
"The Ballad of Narayama" is a primal, earthy tale of a family's elderly matriarch putting her house in order before it is her time to climb Mount Nara and depart this world. Director Imamura Shohei effectively combines spectacular cinematography of a gorgeous landscape with this sometimes brutal story of a primitive people.

The performances by Director Imamura's typical stable of actors are superb. The actors, particularly Ogata Ken, must have put up with some real physical hardships in the production of this film.

What gives this remarkable film its resonance is the recognition of the similarities between the actions of these crude and violent people and the more sophisticated behaviors we find in our own lives. "The Ballad of Narayama" is a great film and I recommend it highly for a mature audience.
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