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solah 1

by Allan Fish

(Japan 1937 89m) not on DVD

Aka. Aien kyo

All your answers were “no”s

d  Kenji Mizoguchi  w  Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, Matsutaro Kawaguchi  novel  “Eesurrection” by Leo Tolstoy  ph  Minoru Miki  ed  Mitsuo Kondo, Tatsuko Sakane  m  Mizuo Ukogami  art  Hiroshi Mizutani

Fumiko Yamaji (Ohumi Murakami), Masao Shimizu (Kenkichi), Seizaburo Kawazu (Yoshi), Yutaka Mimasu (Kenkichi’s father), Ichiro Sugai (Sanjuro Mori), Haruo Tanaka (Hirose), Kumeko Urabe (Ume), Kaoru Nobe (Satako), Yoshiharu Oisumi (Kota), Akira Harue, Taizo Fukami, Kiyoshi Kato,

When Artificial Eye released their four film Blu Ray set of Kenji Mizoguchi’s work, while one was grateful for Hi-Def releases of Osaka Elegy, Sisters of the Gion, Five Women Around Utamaro and, especially, The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, one was still left with a sense of there being something missing.  Actually, one could make a case for two other Mizoguchis that should have been in that set.  My Love Has Been Burning, however, does at least exist in a decent DVD print and tracking down a fan-subbed version isn’t too difficult.  Straits of Love and Hate has had no such luck.  For many years the only so-called English subtitles were unintelligible and it was on Youtube of all places that a print with decent English subtitles was first glimpsed.  (more…)

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