Region: 1 Number of discs: 5 Rated: NR (Not Rated) Run Time: 1 minutes PartNumber: ECGR600 Empires Collection: Great Religions is a compilation of five outstanding stories of some of histories greatest religions and religious figures. This set includes Islam: Empire of Faith, Martin Luther, Kingdom of David; The Saga of the Israelites, Peter & Paul; The Making of the Christian Revolution and Holy Warriors.
Region: 1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: Unrated (Not Rated) Run Time: 105 minutes Model: 4940020 PartNumber: CRRN1807DVD Still censored in its own country, In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Oshima s film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer New audio commentary with film scholar Tony Rayns New interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji A 1976 interview with director Nagisa Oshima and actors Fuji and Eiko Matsuda, and a 2003 program featuring interviews with consulting producer Hayao Shibata, line producer, Koji Wakamatsu, assistant director Yoichi Sai, and film distributor Yoko Asakura Deleted footage U.S. trailer New and improved English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie and a reprinted interview with Oshima
Region: 0 Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: R (Restricted) Run Time: 105 minutes Director Nagisha Oshima's follow-up to his controversial film In the Realm of the Senses continues to explore the link between sexual obsession and madness. In a small Japanese village, a young layabout named Toyoji seduces a middle-aged married woman named Seki. After they develop a highly charged and passionate affair, he convinces her to help him murder her husband, a rickshaw driver named Gisaburo, but not everything goes as planned. Despite their successful murder and cover-up, the ghost of Gisaburo returns not only to torment Seki but to reach out to friends and family through their dreams. Despite its slow pace and some melodrama, In the Realm of Passion maintains its mystique through Oshima's artful direction and Yoshio Miyajima's dreamlike cinematography. They set up scene after moody scene in which the couple struggles with guilt, fear, paranoia, and the knowledge that, because of their crime, they may never be able to truly be together. --Bryan Reesman
Region: 2 Number of discs: 2 Rated: Unrated (Not Rated) Quick Shipping !!! New And Sealed !!! This Disc WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. A multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player is request to view it in USA/Canada. Please Review Description.