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Human Condition, Part 1: No Greater Love

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Overview

Masaki Kobayashi's seminal film about a pacifist trying to survive World War II comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.20:1. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are available. Although this release is short on supplemental materials, simply having this landmark of Japanese cinema available in a letterboxed format makes this disc worth a look to anyone interested in the cinematic ...
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Overview

Masaki Kobayashi's seminal film about a pacifist trying to survive World War II comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.20:1. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are available. Although this release is short on supplemental materials, simply having this landmark of Japanese cinema available in a letterboxed format makes this disc worth a look to anyone interested in the cinematic traditions of that proud country.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • UPC: 014381455021
  • Original Release: 1958
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 3:25:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatsuya Nakadai Kaji
Michiyo Aratama Machiko
Chikage Awashima Jin Tung Fu
So Yamamura Okishima
Ineko Arima Yang Chun Lan
Eitaro Ozawa Okazaki
Akira Ishihama Chen
Shinji Nambara Kao
Yoshio Kosugi
Yasushi Nagata
Eijiro Tono
Koji Mitsui Furya
Nobuo Nakamura Chief of Head Office
Kyu Sazanka Cho Meisan
Keiji Sada Kageyama
Seiji Miyaguchi Wang Heng Li
Toru Abe Sergeant Watai
Masao Mishima Kuroki
Technical Credits
Masaki Kobayashi Director, Screenwriter
Kazue Hirataka Art Director
Chuji Kinoshita Score Composer
Zenzo Matsuyama Screenwriter
Yoshio Miyajima Cinematographer
Keiichi Uraoka Editor
Shigeru Wakatsuki Producer, Production Manager
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Index
1. Human Condition Part 1; 1943 - South Manchuria [14:02]
2. Camp Conditions [14:17]
3. Special Labor [13:23]
4. Increasing Productivity [10:35]
5. Talking in Private [12:40]
6. In Need of Flour [7:56]
7. Forbidden Acts [13:56]
8. After the Escape [11:17]
9. Making Plans [5:57]
10. Intermission [3:00]
11. Human Condition Part 2; Another Escape [13:49]
12. Contradictions and Commendations [18:24]
13. Caught in a Downpour [13:19]
14. A Crucial Choice [19:44]
15. Witness for the Execution [13:23]
16. Enemy of the State [11:01]
17. A Sort of Homecoming [8:29]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Post-War Japanese Reflections on WWII

    A magnificent film that typifies post-WW II Japanese film making. Absolutely no attempt at whitewashing Japanese behavior in Asia - in stark contrast to current efforts to blame the West for Japanese misbehavior. At the same time, the movie portrays the haplessness of decent humans caught in a vicious political and economic system.

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