Kenji Mizoguchi

Kenji Mizoguchi and the Art of Japanese Cinema  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tukotikko at Nov. 12, 2015
Kenji Mizoguchi and the Art of Japanese Cinema

Kenji Mizoguchi and the Art of Japanese Cinema By Tadao Sato, Aruna Vasudev, Latika Padgaonkar
2008 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 1847882315 , 1847882307 | PDF | 32 MB
Aru eiga-kantoku no shogai / Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

Aru eiga-kantoku no shogai / Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1943 kbps avg | 2Hr 29Mins | 23.976 fps | 712x480 | 2.28 GB
Audio: Japanese | AC3 1 Ch 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Documentary, Biography | Director: Kaneto Shindô

A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.
Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director - by Kaneto Shindo (1975)

Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director - by Kaneto Shindo (1975)
DVDRip | Japanese | 720x544 | XviD, ~1201 kbps | AC3, ~192 kbps | 1.47 GB
Subs: English, Russian | Documentary, Biography

Says Kaneto Shindo, "Mizoguchi was totally and utterly Japanese. He was unique in that he was not in any way influenced by the directors of the West. He preferred long takes, and managed to squeeze into that one take all the trials and tribulations of life." Shindo's "The Life of a Film Director" concerns itself with the life and work of Kenji Mizoguchi.

Eclipse Series 13: Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (1936-1956)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Aug. 24, 2011
Eclipse Series 13: Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (1936-1956)

Eclipse Series 13: Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (1936-1956) [The Criterion Collection]
4xDVD5 (ISO or VIDEO_TS see below) | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Runtimes see below | Total: 16,60 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English | Scans (12 JPGs) -> 13,5 Mb
Genre: Drama | 3 win | Japan

Over the course of a three-decade, more than eighty film career, master cineaste Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff) would return again and again to one abiding theme: the plight of women in Japanese society. In these four lacerating works of social consciousness—two prewar (Osaka Elegy, Sisters of the Gion), two postwar (Women of the Night, Street of Shame)—Mizoguchi introduces an array of compelling female protagonists, crushed or resilient, who are forced by their conditions and culture into compromising positions. With Mizoguchi’s visual daring and eloquence, these films are as cinematically thrilling as they are politically rousing.

Kenji Mizoguchi - The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947)  Video

Posted by pstrkim at Feb. 22, 2009
Kenji Mizoguchi - The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947)

The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947)
(Joyû Sumako no koi)
Japanese | Subtitles: English | 01:35:51 | XVID 640x480 25.00fps 1633Kbps | Dolby AC3 48000Hz mono 256Kbps | 1300 mb
Genre: Drama | rapidshare

Kenji Mizoguchi - Five Women Around Utamaro (1946)  Video

Posted by pstrkim at Jan. 5, 2009
Kenji Mizoguchi - Five Women Around Utamaro (1946)

Five Women Around Utamaro (1946)
(Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna)
Japanese | Subtitles: English | 01:34:43 | XVID 576x400 25.00fps 945Kbps | MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz mono 74Kbps | 699 mb
Genre: Drama | rapidshare

Kenji Mizoguchi-Sanshô dayû ('Sansho the Bailiff') (1954)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Nov. 18, 2007
Kenji Mizoguchi-Sanshô dayû ('Sansho the Bailiff') (1954)

Kenji Mizoguchi-Sanshô dayû ('Sansho the Bailiff') (1954)
1458.3 MB | 2:04:25 | Japanese with Eng.+Tur. s/t | XviD, 1400 Kb/s | 624x464

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi’s dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.
Kenji Mizoguchi-Saikaku ichidai onna ('The Life of Oharu') (1952)

Kenji Mizoguchi-Saikaku ichidai onna ('The Life of Oharu') (1952)
1463.3 MB | 2:10:37 | Japanese with forced Eng. s/t | XviD, 1380 Kb/s | 560x416

Winner of the 1952 Venice Film Festival silver lion award, Kenji Mizoguchi’s compelling chronicle of female suffering is an exquisitely crafted tragedy. A portrait and criticism of feudal Japan as seen through the eyes of a woman, THE LIFE OF O-HARU tells the story of O-Haru (Kinuyo Tanaka), a beautiful courtesan in 17th century Japan, who falls in love with a commoner (Toshiro Mifune) and is punished for her lapse from social grace by being sent into exile. DVD info.

Ugetsu (1953) [The Criterion Collection #309] Re-Up  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 15, 2016
Ugetsu (1953) [The Criterion Collection #309] Re-Up

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) [The Criterion Collection #309]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Disc 1 - 01:38:55, Disc 2 - 02:29:43 | 16.24 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities and their women who suffer as a result. Genjuro (Masuyaki Mori) is a potter who longs for wealth and luxury, while Tobei (Sakae Ozawa), a farmer, dreams of the glories of the samurai to the point of ignoring his wife. Though a war rages around them, they venture to town to sell their wares. Genjuro becomes bewitched by a beautiful though vengeful ghost (Machiko Kyo), while his wife is murdered by a soldier; Tobei becomes a noted warrior, while his wife descends into prostitution after being raped while searching for her husband.

The Life of Oharu (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664] Re-Up  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 14, 2016
The Life of Oharu (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664] Re-Up

Saikaku ichidai onna (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 02:16:41 | 7.92 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Melodrama

Life of Oharu features Kinuyo Tanaka in the title role. Oharu is a middle-aged prostitute in 17th century Japan. As she prays before a statue of Buddha, Oharu reviews her past. Her road to degradation began when, as a teenager, she disgraced her family by falling in love with a samurai (Toshiro Mifune). Oharu became the mistress of a prince, who cast her off after she bore his son. She was then sold into prostitution by her father, and thus began a catch-as-catch-can existence alternating between brief happiness with those she genuinely loved and servitude to those she despised. A potential happy ending, reuniting her with her royal son, is dashed by the much-maligned Oharu herself, who opts for the life of a beggar. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, a lifelong advocate of equitable treatment for Japanese women, Life of Oharu was adapted from a novel by Saikaku Ibara.