Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (1962-1964)
Pitfall / Woman In The Dunes / The Face Of Another
4xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Complete Scans | 521 mins | 30 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house | The Criterion Collection #392
One of the most acclaimed Japanese directors of all time, Hiroshi Teshigahara distinguished himself in the sixties with a series of sinuous, atmospheric, and daring films. Teshigahara found his spiritual partner in novelist and screenwriter Kobo Abe, with whom he collaborated on these Kafkaesque portraits of identities in peril, films that captivated mainstream audiences while also touching the edges of the Japanese avant-garde. The existential ghost story Pitfall (Otoshiana), the shocking, erotic fable Woman in the Dunes (Sunna no onna), and the sci-fi–tinged nightmare The Face of Another (Tanin no kao) are among cinema’s enduring enigmas and rarest pleasures.