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|Pigs Pimps Prostitutes 3 Films by Shohei Imamura |
Actors: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Yûko Kusunoki, Ranko Akagi
Director: Shôhei Imamura
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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 »
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""