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Basic Tsukamoto (2003)

Shinya Tsukamoto , Shinya Tsukamoto  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Directors: Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • DVD Release Date: July 17, 2007
  • Run Time: 53 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Q7ZO9O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,911 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Basic Tsukamoto" on IMDb

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About the Director

Born in Shibuyu Tokyo on New Years Day 1960, Tsukamoto s enthusiasm for film began with the Super-8 format at the tender age of fourteen. In the late 1970 s he built mobile theatres in Tokyo to showcase his work. Graduating from the fine arts department of Nihon University he spent four years working for a commercial film studio before leaving to pursue his ambitions in the theatre, beginning his own troupe, the Kaijyu (phantom). He soon returned to film production, gaining success with Tetsuo and taking a second intuitive look at the same subject with Tetsuo II Body Hammer.

Product Description

Interview with world renown cult director Shinya Tsukamoto. This interview will tell you how and when he started creating his own world of cinema, exactly the way he thought it should look. Also he is an accomplished actor appearing in many films directed by other directors like Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer). The interview includes very rare footage of never released films like "The Adventure of Denchu Kozo", his TV commercials and rare footage of live shows at the Kaijyu Theater in Tokyo. ---SPECIAL FEATURES: Tsukamoto film trailers and synopsis library, Filmography, Biography, an Essay by Roseanna Lawrence, Chapter Selections, Soundtrack Selections, Japanese with on/off English subtitles.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Asian Extreme 101 For Beginners September 16, 2012
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Basic Tsukamoto is essential, almost scholarly in its analysis and interview of what could be one of Japan's most influential, revolutionary vanguards in avant garde cinema, maybe in the whole world as well (next to the likes of David Lynch, David Cronenberg--both of which are highly compared to Tsukamoto, and even someone like Jan Svankmeyer.) As the sort of founding father/pioneer that would spearhead the cinematic likes of Takashi Miike and Ryuhei Kitamura, and the more obscure likes of Shozin Fukui). Study hard with this documentary; there's a pop quiz after this! ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it February 25, 2012
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I have been a Tsukamoto fan for a bit and wasn't sure if I would learn anything from this dvd that I haven't already seen or heard before. I was happy to see footage from Tsukamotos' starting out films that I never saw before. There was film of his plays that he was in and shots of movies that he acted in. I was happy with the dvd and the information. It goes up A Snake of June.
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5.0 out of 5 stars basic Tsukamoto April 19, 2009
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Basic Tsukamoto

it's a very nice interview with the cult director Shinya Tsukamoto... a must for who wants to know more about his work.
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