(aka 'Rikyu')

directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Japan 1998

 

  Breaking a self-imposed 17 year silence from the cinema world Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes, Pitfall) returns with this striking example of meditative film making. A Buddhist priest circa 16th century is a renowned master in the art of the 'tea ceremony'. Through his gentle demeanor he befriends a headstrong Shogun who is curious as to the manner in which he lives such a beautiful and spartan existence content with his flower arranging and extensive preparation for tea offerings. His example is too at odds with the aggressive warlord who is unable to accept the priest's quiet engagement of the surrounding world. An intentionally paced work of a true master.

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: September 15th, 1989

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Distribution Panorama Entertainment - Region - 0 - NTSC
Runtime 2:14:20 
Video 1.73:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 3.38 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Japanese (Dolby Digital 1.0) 
Subtitles English, Simplified Chinese, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Panorama Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.73:1

Edition Details:

• Director Bio (text)
• Director Filmography (text)
• Liner notes playbill handbook

DVD Release Date: May 12th, 2003

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Another regrettably weak Panorama DVD of a great film. Actually this non-progressive, non-anamorphic image is not fatally poor on most systems (tube) and I found even the sporadically weak subtitles didn't deter my viewing enjoyment. This is a beautiful film and could make for a wonderful Criterion DVD, although I have heard no mention of it as an upcoming title. This DVD is in a ratio of around 1.73 and I know there is a US 'Slingshot' DVD HERE which appear to be cropped to 1.33 (avoid!). Again we recommend solely on the basis of the film, not the poorly transferred DVD.

NOTE: the package indicates a 5.1 audio track, but I am sure it is simulated.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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