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The Naked Island (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

The Naked Island (1960) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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The Naked Island Blu-ray
Hadaka no shima
Criterion | 1960 | 96 min | Not rated | May 17, 2016

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
UPC 715515176910

DRAMA

The Naked Island (1960) Blu-ray

The film depicts a small family, a husband and wife and two sons, struggling to get by on a tiny island in the Seto Inland Sea, over the course of a year. They are the island's only occupants, and survive by farming. They must repeatedly carry the water for their plants and themselves in a row boat from a neighboring island...

Director: Kaneto Shindō
Starring: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Shinji Tanaka

The Naked Island

Director Kaneto Shindo's documentary-like, dialogue-free portrayal of daily struggle is a work of stunning visual beauty and invention. The international breakthrough for one of Japan's most innovative filmmakers—who went on to make such other marvelous movies as Onibaba and Kuroneko—The Naked Island follows a family whose home is on a tiny, remote island off the coast of Japan. They must row a great distance to another shore, collect water from a well in buckets, and row back to their island—a nearly backbreaking task essential for the survival of these people and their land. Featuring a phenomenal modernist score by Hikaru Hayashi, this is a truly hypnotic experience, with a rhythm unlike that of any other film.

Special Features:
New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Video introduction by director Kaneto Shindo, recorded for a 2011 retrospective of his work
Audio commentary recorded in 2000, featuring Shindo and composer Hikaru Hayashi
New appreciation of the film by actor Benicio Del Toro
New interview with film scholar Akira Mizuta Lippit
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest
STREET DATE: MAY 17.

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