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Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 13)
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Over the course of a three-decade, more than eighty film career, master cineaste Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff) would return again and again to one abiding theme: The plight of women in Japanese society. In these four lacerating works of social consciousness-two prewar (Osaka Elegy, Sisters of the Gion), two postwar (Women of the Night, Street of Shame)-Mizoguchi introduces an array of compelling female protagonists, crushed or resilient, who are forced by their conditions and culture into compromising positions. With Mizoguchi's visual daring and eloquence, these films are as cinematically thrilling as they are politically rousing.

Title: Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 13)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-Japanese
Starring: Isuzu Yamada, Machiko Kyo, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure, Hiroko Machida, Yasuko Kowakami, Eitaro Shinde, Kenji Sugawara, Bontaro Miake
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Studio: Criterion
Release Date: 10/21/2008
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515033527
Item #: HVD002059

Subtitles: ENG
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 10/21/2008
Original Language: JAP
Run Time: 299 minutes

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