Kinuyo Tanaka

The Life of Oharu (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664] Re-Up  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 14, 2016
The Life of Oharu (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664] Re-Up

Saikaku ichidai onna (1952) [The Criterion Collection #664]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC, 4:3 (720x480) VBR | 02:16:41 | 7.92 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Melodrama

Life of Oharu features Kinuyo Tanaka in the title role. Oharu is a middle-aged prostitute in 17th century Japan. As she prays before a statue of Buddha, Oharu reviews her past. Her road to degradation began when, as a teenager, she disgraced her family by falling in love with a samurai (Toshiro Mifune). Oharu became the mistress of a prince, who cast her off after she bore his son. She was then sold into prostitution by her father, and thus began a catch-as-catch-can existence alternating between brief happiness with those she genuinely loved and servitude to those she despised. A potential happy ending, reuniting her with her royal son, is dashed by the much-maligned Oharu herself, who opts for the life of a beggar. Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi, a lifelong advocate of equitable treatment for Japanese women, Life of Oharu was adapted from a novel by Saikaku Ibara.

Rikugun / The Army (1944)  

Posted by fekmax at Oct. 17, 2015
Rikugun / The Army (1944)

Rikugun / The Army (1944)
Japanese | WEBRip | MKV | AVC, 2300 kbps | 960x720 | 23.976 fps | 1.48 GB
Audio: AAC, 128 kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:27:16 minutes | Subtitles: English (hardcoded), Spanish (.ssa)
Genre: Drama

Kinoshita's ambitious and intensely moving film begins as a multi-generational epic about the military legacy of one Japanese family, before settling into an emotionally complex portrayal of parental love during wartime. As the parents of a boy shipped off to battle, Kinuyo Tanaka and Chishu Ryu locate profound depths of feeling that transcend ideology.

Koibumi / Love Letter (1953) [Repost]  

Posted by fekmax at Sept. 22, 2015
Koibumi / Love Letter (1953) [Repost]

Koibumi / Love Letter (1953)
Japanese | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1360 Kbps | 716x480 | 23.976 fps | 1.06 GB
Audio: AC-3, 160 Kbps | 1 channel | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:37:28 minutes | Subtitles: English (srt), Spanish (embedded)
Genre: Romance

This valiant melodrama is the brilliant debut as a moviemaker of the great Japanese actress Kinuyo Tanaka, who also has a small role in the story. Based on a screenplay by Keinosuke Kinoshita, "Koibumi" explore the wounds of war, the limits of love and the need to forgive. A sad and troubled man, Reikichi Mayumi (Masayuki Mori), finds a new job five years after the end of WWII.
Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari / A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945)

Sanjûsangen-dô, tôshiya monogatari / A Tale of Archery at the Sanjusangendo (1945)
Japanese | TVRip | AVI | XviD, 1144 Kbps | 640x480 | 29.970 fps | 700 MB
Audio: MP3, 128 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:16:08 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: War

After a renowned archer commits harakiri because he’s lost the big tournament, innkeeper Kinuyo Tanaka takes in his boy and sees to his training so he can compete in the next big contest.

Wedding Ring / Konyaku yubiwa (1950)  

Posted by fekmax at March 14, 2015
Wedding Ring / Konyaku yubiwa (1950)

Wedding Ring / Konyaku yubiwa (1950)
Japanese | WEBRip | MKV | AVC, 5478 kbps | 960x720 | 23.976 fps | 1.97 GB
Audio: AAC, 128 kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 01:36:25 minutes | Subtitles: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Drama

Two of Japan’s finest actors, Kinuyo Tanaka and Toshiro Mifune, come together in this touching seaside melodrama beautifully photographed by Kinoshita’s regular cinematographer, Hiroshi Kusuda. Seeking a cure for her ailing husband, a woman who runs a successful jewelry business in Tokyo brings him to a new doctor outside the city. Her husband begins to recover, but the woman finds herself falling in love with the doctor.

Actress / Eiga joyû (1987)  

Posted by fekmax at July 11, 2014
Actress / Eiga joyû (1987)

Actress / Eiga joyû (1987)
Japanese | DVDRip | MKV | AVC, 1765 Kbps | 720x468 | 23.976 fps | 1.79 GB
Audio: AC-3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:10:05 minutes | Subtitle (included): English
Genre: Drama

"Actress" is not just the story that charts the rise of Kinuyo Tanaka, played brilliantly by Sayuri Yoshinaga, who mesmerized and illuminated the screen with her charismatic performance of a legend, from her naively youthful days in pigtails, to coiffed professional veteran of the industry. We see how she started off in the studio system being one of many potential talents available, having her family's economical hopes all pinned on her, and down to having a sugar daddy of sorts in Hiroshi Shimizu (Toru Watanabe) looking over her shoulder, whom she would get into and out of an unhappy secret marriage.
The Ballad of Narayama (1958) [The Criterion Collection #645] [ReUp]

The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 | 01:38:23 | 6,58 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama | The Criterion Collection #645

This haunting, kabuki-inflected version of a Japanese folk legend is set in a remote mountain village where food is scarce and tradition dictates that citizens who have reached their seventieth year must be carried to the summit of Mount Narayama and left there to die. The sacrificial elder at the center of the tale is Orin (Kinuyo Tanaka), a dignified and dutiful woman who spends her dwindling days securing the happiness of her loyal widowed son with a respectable new wife. Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan’s cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita.
"Breakthroughs in Melanoma Research" ed. by Yohei Tanaka

"Breakthroughs in Melanoma Research" ed. by Yohei Tanaka
ITAe | 2013 | ISBN: 9789533072913 | 640 pages | PDF | 52 MB

This book covers a wide range of aspects from various standpoints and issues related to melanoma. These include the biology of melanoma, pigmentations, pathways, receptors and diagnosis, and the latest treatments and therapies to make potential new therapies. Not only will this be beneficial for readers, but it will also contribute to scientists making further breakthroughs in melanoma research.
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (Theodosia Book 4) by Yoko Tanaka

Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (Theodosia Book 4) by Yoko Tanaka
English | Apr 4, 2011 | ISBN: 0547850867, 0547390181 | 400 Pages | EPUB | 1.6 MB
Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (Theodosia Book 3) by Yoko Tanaka

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus (Theodosia Book 3) by Yoko Tanaka
English | Apr 12, 2010 | ISBN: 0547550111, 054722592X | 384 Pages | EPUB | 836 KB