If you could see any classic film on the big screen subtitled...

Peter Larson pete at bulbrecords.com
Thu Apr 8 10:28:53 EDT 2004

I was lucky enough to have seen Naruse's "Nagareru" on the screen with
subs at the University of Michigan about ten years ago. Is it on tape?
It's one of the best films I've ever seen and I've never been able to
find it on VHS/DVD anywhere (even Japan).


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Subject: Re: If you could see any classic film on the big screen

My immediate response when I read this email was to say Kenji
"Sansho the Bailiff" and Yasujiro Ozu's "Late Spring," my two favorite
"classic" Japanese films.  However, both of those films are readily
available on subtitled film prints and video/DVD.  So, pretending for a
moment that we could ignore print availability, I would pick Mizoguchi's
"Straits of Love and Hate" (Aien kyo, 1937) and "Chikamatsu Monogatari"
(1954), two rare masterpieces by my favorite director that,
I've never had the chance to see properly (i.e., on anything other than
5th-generation tapes).  If I could pick two more, I'd add Yoshida Kiju's
"Eros Plus Massacre" (1969) and Naruse's "Nagareru" (1954), two
films that are much harder to find than they should be.

Richard Suchenski

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