Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (1953-1964)
4xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3, 16:9 | ~8700kbps | 27.8Gb
Audio: Japanese, AC3, 1ch, 384kbps | Subtitles: English
The Criterion Collection
full time: 440 minutes | Japan | Drama
One of the most important filmmakers to emerge from Japan's cinematic golden age, Masaki Kobayashi is best remembered today for his 1959 epic The Human Condition, but that is just one of the blistering films he made in a career dedicated to criticizing his country's rigid social and political orders. He first found his voice-rebellious, angry, engaged-in the fifties, following his life-altering experiences as a soldier in World War II. Includes "The Thick-Walled Room," "I Will Buy You," "Black River" and "The Inheritance."