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The Resource The hidden fortress, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

The hidden fortress, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
The hidden fortress
Title
The hidden fortress
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Contributor
Actor
Art director
Commentator
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
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videorecording
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Credits note
Cinematography by Ichio Yamazaki ; music by Masaru Sato ; editing, Chozo Obata ; art direction, Yoshiro Muraki ; costume design, Masahiro Kato
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Language note
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.H53 2014
PerformerNote
Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Misa Uehara, Eiko Miyoshi, Toshiko Higuchi
Runtime
139
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
116
Technique
live action
Label
The hidden fortress, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Widescreen (2.39:1)
  • Special features: Commentary (features film historian Stephen Prince); Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create (documentary from 2003 on the making of the film and its widescreen cinematography); George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa (interview from 2001 with the filmmaker, pays tribute to the visual mastery of Kurosawa and details the elements of the film that directly inspired Star Wars); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9781681431413
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515174817
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2616DDVD
  • CC2616D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939439918
  • 2316279
  • (OCoLC)ocn939439918
  • 2316279
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; monaural; Dolby digital; widescreen (2.39:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The hidden fortress, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Widescreen (2.39:1)
  • Special features: Commentary (features film historian Stephen Prince); Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create (documentary from 2003 on the making of the film and its widescreen cinematography); George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa (interview from 2001 with the filmmaker, pays tribute to the visual mastery of Kurosawa and details the elements of the film that directly inspired Star Wars); Trailer. Booklet features an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (139 min.)
Isbn
9781681431413
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515174817
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2616DDVD
  • CC2616D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939439918
  • 2316279
  • (OCoLC)ocn939439918
  • 2316279
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; monaural; Dolby digital; widescreen (2.39:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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