Disc label title.
Based on a novel by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.
Originally released as motion picture in 1962.
Special features include: interviews with Masaki Kobayashi, Tatsuya Nakadai, Shinobu Hashimoto, introduction by Donald Richie, essay by Joan Mellen, theatrical trailer, poster gallery.
Production notes inserted in container.
Cinematography, Yoshio Miyajima ; music, Toru Takemitsu.
Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Akira Ishihama, Rentaro Mikuni, Tetsuro Tamba.
An unemployed samurai in seventeenth-century Japan visits a feudal lord threatening harakiri in the hope that he will be employed, but his request is denied and the warrior is honor-bound to carry out the ritual suicide.
DVD, Dolby digital mono.
For private home use only.
In Japanese with English subtitles.