Videos for Tsuchimoto!
pslarson2 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 14:57:58 EDT 2011
This is excellent! So good to see and long overdue!
On 4/5/2011 2:54 PM, Nornes, Markus wrote:
> We would like to announce the new release of *THE DOCUMENTARIES OF
> NORIAKI TSUCHIMOTO* from *Zakka Films*. We were somewhat reticent to
> advertise our new products at a time of great crisis in Japan, but
> given the documentarist Noriaki Tsuchimoto's long commitment to
> battling environmental pollution and critiquing modern Japanese
> society and the corporate state, we finally felt we should release
> them now since his works are as pertinent today as they ever were.
> Noriaki Tsuchimoto is one of the most important figures in the history
> of Japanese documentary, famous for his compelling films on the
> mercury poisoning incident in Minamata, Japan, and for his fascinating
> portraits of a modernizing Japan and a changing Asia. Tsuchimoto was
> involved in over 100 films, of different topics and styles, and Zakka
> Films is introducing four of those, starting with *MINAMATA: THE
> VICTIMS AND THEIR WORLD*, one of the masterpieces of world
> documentary; *ON THE ROAD: A DOCUMENT*, a traffic safety documentary
> that was so critical of modern Japan it was shelved for 40 years; and
> two rare documents of *Afghanistan*filmed in the 1980s before the
> Taliban, including *TRACES: THE KABUL MUSEUM*, the world?s only moving
> image record of a priceless collection that was largely lost to bombs
> and looting. The DVD comes with the booklet, The Documentaries of
> Noriaki Tsuchimoto, which includes a critical evaluation of
> Tsuchimoto?s career and commentaries on each film by prominent scholars.
> /*New Release!*
> *THE DOCUMENTARIES OF NORIAKI TSUCHIMOTO*/
> /Four masterworks by one of Japan's greatest documentary filmmakers
> Bringing the world's untold stories to light, from the scourges of
> Japan's modernization to Afghanistan before the Taliban
> Now on DVD with English subtitles. You can view the trailer for each
> DVD on YouTube by clicking the trailer link./
> ?*ON THE ROAD: A DOCUMENT *(DVD-R / Region Free / NTSC / 42 min. / B&W)
> The Trailer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIam9NlwxC0
> A powerful, award-winning critique of the newly modernized Japan of
> 1963 seen through the eyes of a taxi driver.
> ?*MINAMATA: THE VICTIMS AND THEIR WORLD* (DVD-R / Region Free / NTSC
> / 120 min. / B&W)
> The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf6FHMR7LVQ
> Celebrated as a masterpiece of documentary, MINAMATA follows the
> victims of Minamata disease, Japan?s most notorious case of
> environmental pollution, in their struggle for recognition and
> ?*ANOTHER AFGHANISTAN: KABUL DIARY 1985* (DVD-R / Region Free / NTSC /
> 42 min. / Color)
> The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idvlkMp2CP4
> An engrossing portrait of Kabul in the days before the Taliban. When
> few foreigners were allowed to film in the country, Tsuchimoto
> succeeded in revealing the everyday life of Afghanis, particularly
> those of women.
> ?*TRACES: THE KABUL MUSEUM 1988* (DVD-R / Region Free / NTSC / 32 min.
> / Color)
> The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQX8zpVw67Q
> A rare tour of the Kabul Museum and its priceless antiquities before
> 70% of the them were destroyed or stolen. The only moving image record
> of this treasure house of Afghani history and culture.
> For more information on these DVDs, please visit us at
> www.zakkafilms.com <http://www.zakkafilms.com>.
> *Now at a reduced price!*
> To commemorate the release of THE DOCUMENTARIES OF NORIAKI TSUCHIMOTO,
> we've reduced the price of *THE ROOTS OF JAPANESE ANIME,* the first
> DVD we released. If you don't yet have this highly acclaimed
> collection of classic Japanese animation, which includes the notorious
> war film, *MOMOTARO'S SEA EAGLE*, you can get it now for $10 off!
> How to order*
> If you are an individual customer, please purchase our films at Film
> Baby:http://www.filmbaby.com/. Institutions must purchase THE
> DOCUMENTARIES OF NORIAKI TSUCHIMOTO directly through us. More
> information is available
> at<http://zakkafilms.com/HowToOrder.html%3Cbr%20/%3E>www.zakkafilms.com <http://www.zakkafilms.com>
> *Coming soon!*
> One of our exciting, upcoming projects is The Filmmakers? Market. This
> is a new marketplace for documentaries that allows filmmakers to
> bring their English-subtitled works in for direct sale, kind of like a
> farmer?s fresh produce market. We plan to feature not only Japanese
> but also other Asian documentaries. We will announce the grand opening
> *About Zakka Films*
> We present some of the classics and great works of Japanese cinema on
> information-rich DVDs. Our main focus is anime and documentary, but as
> we scour archives and film festivals, our over-riding criteria are
> filmmaking excellence and historical significance. Our DVDs will come
> stocked with extra bonus features and commentaries by noted scholars
> sure to enlighten students, researchers, and even the casual observer
> of Japan.
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> Japan Disaster Relief*
> For those who are interested in donating to the relief effort, we have
> added a convenient link to the Japan Society of New York's relief fund
> page to our web page.
> Seiko Ono
> Zakka Films
> www.zakkafilms.com <http://www.zakkafilms.com>
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