Video/Film , DVD in Japanese

Ikiru : To live

Tōhō ; produced by Sojiro Motoki ; screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Ogun ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.
  • 生きる
  • 東宝 ; 製作 本木荘二郎 ; 脚本 黒澤明, 橋本忍, 小國英雄 ; 監督 黒澤明
  • [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2004.
  • Special ed.
  • 2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1997.K82I45 2004 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • disc 1-2 in one container
Also known as
  • Cinematography, Asakazu Nakai ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
  • Cinematography, 中井朝一 ; music, 早坂文雄.
  • Cast: Takashi Shimura, Miki Odagiri, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyōko Seki.
  • Cast: 志村喬, 小田切みき, 金子信雄, 関京子.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films Japan.
  • Foreign language films Japanese.
  • Drama.
  • Foreign films Japan.
  • Feature films.
  • Foreign films.
  • Feature films.
  • Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning to life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quietly fulfilled.
  • Special features: Disc one: feature ; audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of "The warrior's camera
  • the cinema of Akira Kurosawa" ; original theatrical trailer. Disc two: "A message from Akira Kurosawa
  • for beautiful movies" (2000) an 81-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa production Inc., featuring interviews witht eh director on the sets of his later films ; a 41-minute documentary on "Ikiru" from the series "Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create" including interviews with Kurosawa, writer, Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and many others.
Other information
  • Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1952.
  • "Presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1"--Insert.
  • Program notes by Donald Richie inserted in container.
  • Special features: high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound ; audio commentary by Stephen Price, author of The Warrior's Camera: the Cinema of Akira Kurosawa ; "A message from Akira Kurosawa: for beautiful movies" (2000), an 81 minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Production Inc., featuring interviews with the director on the sets of his later films ; a 41 minute documentary on Ikiru from the series "Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create", original theatrical trailer, improved subtitle translation.
  • Language: In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • IKI010 Criterion Collection
  • 0780026918
  • 9780780026919
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 037429180525
  • OCLC: 53784305
  • OCLC: 53784305