Rent Sansho Dayu (1954)

4.1 of 5 from 104 ratings
2h 4min
Rent Sansho Dayu (aka Sansho the Bailiff) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. Under Kenji Mizoguchi's dazzling direction, this classic Japanese story became one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Kazukimi Okuni, , , , , , , Bontarô Akemi, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Masaichi Nagata
Writers:
Ogai Mori, Fuji Yahiro, Yoshikata Yoda
Aka:
Sansho the Bailiff
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1954 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Video Discussions about Mizoguchi Sansho Dayu and Gion Bayashi by accalimed Japanese film expert, critic, festival programme, and filmaker Tony Rayns
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/01/2020
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary featuring Japanese-literature scholar Jeffrey Angles
  • Interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance

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Reviews (1) of Sansho Dayu

An exceptional film - Sansho Dayu review by PhilipC

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11/06/2020

This was a new discovery for me. It is really so beautifully made. The images are so clear and simple, yet telling a complicated story. Stunning camera work. It is also emotionally wrenching, but really draws you in. I loved it. 

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