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The Resource Pitfall, Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation ; Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; producer, Tadashi Ono ; screenplay, Kobo Abe ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara, (DVD)

Pitfall, Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation ; Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; producer, Tadashi Ono ; screenplay, Kobo Abe ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara, (DVD)

Label
Pitfall
Title
Pitfall
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation ; Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; producer, Tadashi Ono ; screenplay, Kobo Abe ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny
Cataloging source
IMD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Hiroshi Segawa ; editor, Fusako Shuzui ; music, Toru Takemitsu, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Yuji Takahashi
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
P584355 2007
PerformerNote
Hisashi Igawa, Sumie Sasaki, Sen Yano, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Kei Sato, Kazuo Miyahara, Akemi Nara, Tadashi Fukuro, Kikuo Kaneuchi, Kan'ichi Omiya
Runtime
97
Technique
live action
Label
Pitfall, Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation ; Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; producer, Tadashi Ono ; screenplay, Kobo Abe ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by Kōbō Abe
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: video essay by film critic James Quandt ; theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024624
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn156912655
  • (OCoLC)156912655
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pitfall, Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation ; Teshigahara Productions ; a film by Hiroshi Teshigahara ; producer, Tadashi Ono ; screenplay, Kobo Abe ; director, Hiroshi Teshigahara, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the story by Kōbō Abe
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1962
  • Special features: video essay by film critic James Quandt ; theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024624
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn156912655
  • (OCoLC)156912655
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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