self-introduction & question
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Tue Dec 12 08:17:19 EST 2006
I've been wondering if Riben guizi is out on DVD in America. Any idea?
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From: "Roland Domenig" <roland.domenig at univie.ac.at>
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Subject: AW: self-introduction & question
At least "China: Massacre in Nanjing" and "Don't Cry, Nanking" have been
released in Japan - the former under the title "Nankin chi no akasu" in
1995, the latter under the title "Nankin 1937" in 1998. "Black Sun: The
Nanjing Massacre" is sceduled to be released on DVD this month (December 22)
and the DVD announcement states that this will be the first release in
Of the three films "Don't Cry, Nanking" certainly got the most attention,
since it was released at about the same time the revisionistic film "Pride"
hit the cinemas. Both films were diametrically opposed and both caused
heated controversies. The campaign against "Don't Cry, Nanking" reached its
climax on June 6, 1998, when a Japanese right wing slashed the screen of the
Yokohama cinema that was showing the film. A similar incident had happened
11 years earlier with Hara Kazuo's documentary "Yuki Yukite Shingun".
Kimata Junji, the manager of the Nagoya based Cinema Skhole (which by the
way is owned by "left wing" director Wakamatsu Koji), gives a vivid and
detailed account of the reception of "Don't Cry, Nanking" in the film
magazine Eiga Geijutsu Nr.386 (Winter 1998) which features a tokushu
dedicated to the films "Pride" and "Don't Cry, Nanking". There you will find
more about the Japanese reaction to the film.
A film you should also look for is Matsui Minoru's "Riben guizi" (2001). In
this documentary former soldiers of the Imperial Army tell about the
indiscriminate murders, rapes, tortures and other crimes they commited in
China (including Nanking). The Japanese distributor of the film, Image
Forum, feared another assault of the right wing and contracted a special
insuance for their screen, but their fears turned out to be unjustified.
They got some threats, but nothing serious happened.
Institute of East Asian Studies
Von: owner-KineJapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu im Auftrag von Silke Harbodt
Gesendet: Fr 08.12.2006 13:32
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Betreff: self-introduction & question
my name is Silke Harbodt,
I'm a student at University Leipzig
in Leipzig, Germany.
I'm working on a thesis about the cinematic representation of the Nanking
massacre in Japan right now.
I know there've been three movies produced and shown in China: Massacre in
Nanjing (Luo Guanqun, 1987), Black Sun: The Nanjing Massacre (T.F. Mou,
1995) and Don't cry, Nanking (Wu Ziniu, 1995). What I'm interested in now
is, if these films have been shown in Japan as well, and if so, how the
reactions of the public, government etc. looked like and how the films were
I'm glad about any kind of information.
Thanks a lot,
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