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Ugetsu Monogatari (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on November 20, 2005

Another Criterion DVD loaded with extras.  The most interesting tidbit from the commentary is that Mizoguchi wanted a darker resolution to the Tobei/Ohama story, but the producer forced him into something more hopeful.  I actually side with the producer in this case, but only because the rest of Mizoguchi’s work is so bleak.  It’s also interesting to see this so soon after Human Condition, and I think it serves the anti-war theme far more effectively.  I stand by my earlier rating of 10.  I’m starting to like Mizoguchi even more than Kurosawa now.


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