Woman in the Dunes (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Woman in the Dunes (1964) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
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Woman in the Dunes Blu-ray
砂の女 / Suna no onna
Criterion | 1964 | 147 min | Not rated | Aug 23, 2016

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515184915


Woman in the Dunes (1964) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

An entomologist searching for insects by the seaside is trapped by local villagers into living with a widow whose life task is digging up sand for them, and eventually develops strong feelings for her.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Kôji Mitsui

Woman in the Dunes

One of the 1960s' great international art-house sensations, Woman in the Dunes was for many the grand unveiling of the surreal, idiosyncratic world of Hiroshi Teshigahara. Eiji Okada plays an amateur entomologist who has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow (Kyoko Kishida) in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean struggle of everyday life—an achievement that garnered Teshigahara an Academy Award nomination for best director.

Special Features:
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Video essay on the film from 2007 by film scholar James Quandt
- Four short films from director Hiroshi Teshigahara's early career:
Hokusai (1953)
Ikebana (1956)
Tokyo 1958 (1958)
Ako (1965)
- Teshigahara and Abe, a 2007 documentary examining the collaboration between Teshigahara and novelist Kobo Abe, featuring interviews with film scholars Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, film programmer Richard Peña, set designer Arata Isozaki, producer Noriko Nomura, and screenwriter John Nathan
- Trailer
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Audie Bock and a 1980 interview with Teshigahara

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