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Pigs, Pimps, & Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura (Criterion Collection)
Pigs Pimps Prostitutes 3 Films by Shohei Imamura
Criterion Collection
Actors: Masumi Harukawa, K Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yko Kusunoki, Ranko Akagi
Director: Shhei Imamura
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2009     6hr 24min

In the 1960s, Japanese filmmakers responded to a stale studio system by looking for new ways to tell stories; Shohei Imamura was one of the leading figures of this new wave. With the three films in this set?Pigs and Battle...  more »

     
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Actors: Masumi Harukawa, K Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yko Kusunoki, Ranko Akagi
Director: Shhei Imamura
Creators: Shinsaku Himeda, Shhei Imamura, Matsuo Tanji, Masayuki Takagi, Hisashi Yamauchi, Keiji Hasebe, Shinji Fujiwara
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Criterion
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/19/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1964
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1964
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 6hr 24min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
Edition: Box set,Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Three Imamura films dealing with vice
Ted | Pennsylvania, USA | 06/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This set from the Criterion Collection contains three films by the Japanese director Shohei Imamura.

"Pigs and Battleships", titled "Buta to gunkan" in Japan is a depiction of US servicemen in postwar Japan and their patronization of prostitutes.

"The Insect Woman", titled "Nippon konchuki" in Japan, is about the life of a woman in Japan who was abused as a child.

"Intentions of Murder" titled "Akai satsui" in Japan is about a woman who is raped by a burglar and later falls in love with him.

The films are all interesting and I found the first one to be interesting near the ending of the film when several farm trucks release hundreds of pigs into the street.

Each disc has supplements which I found interesting also.

Disc one contains "Imamura: The Freethinker" a 1995 episode of a French TV series, and an interview with film critic Tony Rayns

Disc two contains a discussion of the film "Insect Woman" by Shohei
Imamura and film critic Tadao Sato and an interview about the film by Tony Rayns

Disc three contains the same material as disc two but with reference to the film "Intentions of Murder""