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Life of Oharu VHS

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3.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Product details

  • Actors: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune, Toshiaki Konoe
  • Directors: Kenji Mizoguchi
  • Writers: Kenji Mizoguchi, Saikaku Ihara, Yoshikata Yoda
  • Producers: Kenji Mizoguchi, Hideo Koi, Isamu Yoshii
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Homevision
  • VHS Release Date: June 13, 2000
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6304391854
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,897 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Editorial Reviews

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, Life of Oharu is Kenji Mizoguchi's (Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff) self-proclaimed masterpiece. Known for his graceful directorial style and sympathetic portrayal of women, Mizoguchi risked all to tell the devastating story of one woman's fall from lady-in-waiting to concubine to prostitute. Avoiding melodrama, Mizoguchi focuses on Oharu's dignity as she is betrayed repeatedly by her father, her lovers, and society. Saikaku Ihara's classic 17th-century novel is brilliantly realized through a masterful screenplay and the heart-rending performance of Kinuyo Tanaka (Sansho the Bailiff). The film, which won top honors at the Venice Film Festival, earned Mizoguchi worldwide recognition and new artistic freedom as a director.

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