The Best Selection of Bunraku - The Treasury of Loyal Retainers Vol. 2 (Kanadehon Chushingura) (2 DVDs)

The Best Selection of Bunraku - The Treasury of Loyal Retainers Vol. 2 (Kanadehon Chushingura) (2 DVDs)
KOSHIJIDAYU TAKEMOTO, SUMITAYU TAKEMOTO, TSUNATAYU TAKEMOTO
64.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSV5737

Product Description

English subtitles, Region Code 2, NTSC, 191 + 107 minutes. Act V, Yamazaki Kaido is a popular act because of the dramatic action of Kanpei hunting wild boar and the blood curdling appearance of Sadakuro in black kimono, who murders Yoichibei. In Act VI, Kanpei Harakiri, Kanpei's Suicide, he mistakenly believes he is responsible for the death of Yochibei and commits seppuku, and just before dying discovers the truth. In Act VII, Gion Ichikirijaya (The Ichikiri Teahouse at Gion) we get a taste of the atmosphere of the pleasure quarters of Gion where Yuranosuke is feigning a life of debauchery when he is in fact plotting revenge.
DVD 1 :
Act V. Godanme - Yamazaki Kaido Deai no Dan, Futatsudama no Dan
Recorded at the National Bunraku Theater, Osaka in November 1994.
Act VI. Rokudanme - Miuri no Dan, Hayano Kanpei Harakiri no Dan
Recorded at the National Bunraku Theater, Osaka in November 1994.

DVD2 :
Act VII. Nanadanme - Gion Ichiriki Chaya no Dan
Recorded at the National Bunraku Theater, Osaka in November 1985.

Special Feature - Kanpei Harakiri no Dan, Ichiriki Chaya no Dan
NHK Video December 1969 and Bridge Theatre November 1955. (Includes Black & White)