Under The Flag Of The Rising Sun

Under The Flag Of The Rising Sun

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Cast: Sachiko Hidari, Tetsuro Tamba, Isao Natsuyagi

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White / Mono)


The quest of a war-widow for the truth about her husband's death during World War II serves as the backbone for this film, which portrays the Japanese militarism of that time and the attitudes which gave rise to it. Though the government labelled her husband as a deserter, his widow does not believe it, and every day she makes a trip to the war reparations office until she finally tracks down four men who knew her husband in his last days. They tell a harrowing story of the breakdown of humanity at the close of the war.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
UPC: 0037429206225
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Homevision
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

New digital transfer, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; New subtitles by Linda Hoaglund; Audio commentary by subtitler Linda Hoaglund; A new interview with Fukasaku scholar Yamane Sadao; Original theatrical trailer; Essay by Japanese film scholar Tom Mes

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Anniversary [3:20]
2. Welfare Ministry [2:05]
3. Marriage [3:05]
4. Meaningful Response [7:14]
5. Terajima San [4:23]
6. Hell on Earth [5:56]
7. Akiba San [2:55]
8. The Dregs [6:03]
9. Rest [1:30]
10. Ochi San [4:33]
11. Tins of Meat [2:59]
12. Nobody Knows [3:32]
13. Ohashi San [5:01]
14. Dare to Oppose [9:57]
15. Upholding Order [:37]
16. Terajima's Truth [5:23]
17. As I Confessed [6:16]
18. White Rice [8:03]
19. Protest! [6:23]
20. No Rest, No Peace [5:55]

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