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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of KENJI MIZOGUCHI
    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    KENJI MIZOGUCHI
    Street of Shame (1956)
    Taira Clan Saga (1955)
    Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)
    The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954)
    The Woman in the Rumor (1954)
    Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
    A Geisha (1953)
    Tales of Ugetsu (1953)
    The Life of Oharu (1952)
    Lady Musashino (1951)
    Miss Oyu (1951)
    Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)
    Flame of My Love (1949)
    Women of the Night (1948)
    The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947)
    Utamaro and His Five Women (1946)
    The Victory of Women (1946)
    Victory Song (1945)
    The Famous Sword (1945)
    Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
    Three Danjuros (1944)
    The 47 Ronin (1941)
    The Life of an Actor (1941)
    A Woman of Osaka (1940)
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
    Ah, My Home Town (1938)
    The Song of the Camp (1938)
    The Straits of Love and Hate (1937)
    Sisters of the Gion (1936)
    Osaka Elegy (1936)
    Poppies (1935)
    Oyuki, the Virgin (1935)
    The Downfall (1935)
    The Pass of Love and Hate (1934)
    The Jinpu Group (1934)
    Gion Festival (1933)
    Cascading White Threads (1933)
    The Dawn of Mongolia (1932)
    Man of the Moment (1932)
    Despite All They Advance (1931)
    Mistress of a Foreigner (1930)
    Home Village (1930)
    Metropolitan Symphony (1929)
    Tokyo March (1929)
    The Morning Sun Shines (1929)
    The Nihon Bridge (1929)
    My Lovely Daughter (1928)
    The Life of Man (1928)
    The Cuckoo (1927)
    The Imperial Grace (1927)
    Money (1926)
    Children of the Sea (1926)
    The Love-Mad Tutoress (1926)
    My Fault, New Version (1926)
    A Paper Doll's Whisper of Spring (1926)
    The Copper Coin King (1926)
    General Nogi and Kumasan (1925)
    The Song of Home (1925)
    The Human Being (1925)
    Street Scenes (1925)
    Shining in the Red Sunset (1925)
    The White Lily Laments (1925)
    The Smiling Earth (1925) (part 1)
    Out of College (1925)
    No Money, No Fight (1925)
    Ah, the Special Service Vessel (1925)
    Queen of the Circus (1924)
    A Woman of Pleasure (1924)
    A Chronicle of the May Rain (1924)
    The Trace of a Turkey (1924)
    This Dusty World (1924)
    Strong Is the Female (1924)
    The Queen of Modern Times (1924)
    Death at Dawn (1924)
    Song of the Sad Idiot (1924)
    The Song of the Mountain Pass (1923)
    Blood and Soul (1923)
    The Night (1923)
    Among the Ruins (1923)
    Foggy Harbour (1923)
    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1923)
    Failure's Song Is Sad (1923)
    City of Desire (1923)
    The Dream Path of Youth (1923)
    Kokyo (1923)
    The Resurrection of Love (1923)
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    KENJI MIZOGUCHI (1898 - 1956)
    Street of Shame (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Taira Clan Saga (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Crucified Lovers (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Woman in the Rumor (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sansho the Bailiff (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Geisha (1953) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tales of Ugetsu (1953) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Life of Oharu (1952) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lady Musashino (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Miss Oyu (1951) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)
    Flame of My Love (1949) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Women of the Night (1948) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Victory of Women (1946)
    Victory Song (1945)
    The Famous Sword (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Miyamoto Musashi (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Three Danjuros (1944)
    The 47 Ronin (1941) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Life of an Actor (1941)
    A Woman of Osaka (1940)
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ah, My Home Town (1938)
    The Song of the Camp (1938)
    The Straits of Love and Hate (1937)
    Sisters of the Gion (1936) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Osaka Elegy (1936) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Poppies (1935)
    Oyuki, the Virgin (1935)
    The Downfall (1935)
    The Pass of Love and Hate (1934)
    The Jinpu Group (1934)
    Gion Festival (1933)
    Cascading White Threads (1933)
    The Dawn of Mongolia (1932)
    Man of the Moment (1932)
    Despite All They Advance (1931)
    Mistress of a Foreigner (1930)
    Home Village (1930)
    Metropolitan Symphony (1929)
    Tokyo March (1929)
    The Morning Sun Shines (1929)
    The Nihon Bridge (1929)
    My Lovely Daughter (1928)
    The Life of Man (1928)
    The Cuckoo (1927)
    The Imperial Grace (1927)
    Money (1926)
    Children of the Sea (1926)
    The Love-Mad Tutoress (1926)
    My Fault, New Version (1926)
    A Paper Doll's Whisper of Spring (1926)
    The Copper Coin King (1926)
    General Nogi and Kumasan (1925)
    The Song of Home (1925)
    The Human Being (1925)
    Street Scenes (1925)
    Shining in the Red Sunset (1925)
    The White Lily Laments (1925)
    The Smiling Earth (1925) (part 1)
    Out of College (1925)
    No Money, No Fight (1925)
    Ah, the Special Service Vessel (1925)
    Queen of the Circus (1924)
    A Woman of Pleasure (1924)
    A Chronicle of the May Rain (1924)
    The Trace of a Turkey (1924)
    This Dusty World (1924)
    Strong Is the Female (1924)
    The Queen of Modern Times (1924)
    Death at Dawn (1924)
    Song of the Sad Idiot (1924)
    The Song of the Mountain Pass (1923)
    Blood and Soul (1923)
    The Night (1923)
    Among the Ruins (1923)
    Foggy Harbour (1923)
    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1923)
    Failure's Song Is Sad (1923)
    City of Desire (1923)
    The Dream Path of Youth (1923)
    Kokyo (1923)
    The Resurrection of Love (1923)
     
  3. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    I would love to see more of his films.
    *1. Ugetsu Monogatari - A (all-time top 15)
    2. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums - A
    3. Sansho the Bailiff - B+
    4. The 47 Ronin - B+
    5. The Life of Oharu - B
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    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Sansho the Bailiff ***[​IMG]
     
  5. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Street of Shame (1956) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    New Tales of the Taira Clan (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)
    Crucified Lovers (1954) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Woman in the Rumor (1954)
    Sansho the Bailiff (1954) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    A Geisha (1953) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ugetsu (1953) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Life of Oharu (1952)
    Lady Musashino (1951)
    Miss Oyu (1951)
    Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)
    Flame of My Love (1949)
    Women of the Night (1948)
    The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947)
    Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Victory of Women (1946)
    Victory Song (1945)
    The Famous Sword (1945)
    Miyamoto Musashi (1944)
    Three Danjuros (1944)
    The 47 Ronin (1941)
    The Life of an Actor (1941)
    A Woman of Osaka (1940)
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ah, My Home Town (1938)
    The Song of the Camp (1938)
    The Straits of Love and Hate (1937)
    Sisters of the Gion (1936)
    Osaka Elegy (1936) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Poppies (1935)
    Oyuki, the Virgin (1935)
    The Downfall (1935)
    The Pass of Love and Hate (1934)
    The Jinpu Group (1934)
    Gion Festival (1933)
    Cascading White Threads (1933)
    The Dawn of Mongolia (1932)
    Man of the Moment (1932)
    Despite All They Advance (1931)
    Mistress of a Foreigner (1930)
    Home Village (1930)
    Metropolitan Symphony (1929)
    Tokyo March (1929)
    The Morning Sun Shines (1929)
    The Nihon Bridge (1929)
    My Lovely Daughter (1928)
    The Life of Man (1928)
    The Cuckoo (1927)
    The Imperial Grace (1927)
    Money (1926)
    Children of the Sea (1926)
    The Love-Mad Tutoress (1926)
    My Fault, New Version (1926)
    A Paper Doll's Whisper of Spring (1926)
    The Copper Coin King (1926)
    General Nogi and Kumasan (1925)
    The Song of Home (1925)
    The Human Being (1925)
    Street Scenes (1925)
    Shining in the Red Sunset (1925)
    The White Lily Laments (1925)
    The Smiling Earth (1925) (part 1)
    Out of College (1925)
    No Money, No Fight (1925)
    Ah, the Special Service Vessel (1925)
    Queen of the Circus (1924)
    A Woman of Pleasure (1924)
    A Chronicle of the May Rain (1924)
    The Trace of a Turkey (1924)
    This Dusty World (1924)
    Strong Is the Female (1924)
    The Queen of Modern Times (1924)
    Death at Dawn (1924)
    Song of the Sad Idiot (1924)
    The Song of the Mountain Pass (1923)
    Blood and Soul (1923)
    The Night (1923)
    Among the Ruins (1923)
    Foggy Harbour (1923)
    The Adventures of Arsène Lupin (1923)
    Failure's Song Is Sad (1923)
    City of Desire (1923)
    The Dream Path of Youth (1923)
    Kokyo (1923)
    The Resurrection of Love (1923)
    Seen 9
    Own 4
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    KENJI MIZOGUCHI
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    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Tales of Ugetsu (1953)
     
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    Adam_S Producer

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    Sansho the Bailiff (1954) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Tales of Ugetsu (1953) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Sisters of the Gion (1936) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Osaka Elegy (1936) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Sisters of Gion
    Ugetsu Monogatari
    Osaka Elegy
    Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
    Sansho the Bailiff
     
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    KENJI MIZOGUCHI

    ***Taira Clan Saga (1955)

    *****The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954)

    *****Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

    ****A Geisha (1953)

    *****Tales of Ugetsu (1953)

    ****The 47 Ronin (1941)

    ****The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)

    Based on the little I've seen, he's alongside Kurosawa & Ozu as my favorite Japanese filmmaker - the skill and sustained vision of the 50s films is amazing. I eagerly await DVD releases...
     
  10. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Screenwriter

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    In order of merit:

    1.Sansho The Bailiff (1954) ****

    2.Ugetsu aka Tales of Ugetsu (1953) ****

    3.Tales Of The Taira Clan aka Taira Clan Saga (1955) ***1/2

    Judging by the miserably small amount of films I've watched from this director, it may sound incredible to some that Mizoguchi is not only one of my 12 favorite directors, but that I also consider him the greatest of all Japanese film-makers.

    For a time, I did consider purchasing the now-OOP R1 Image disc of THE 47 RONIN (1941-2) and I'd have already picked up LADY OF MUSASHINO (1951) and THE LIFE OF OHARU (1952) on R2 DVD - not to mention those enticing French Box Sets - if it wasn't for the fact that Criterion is rumored to be working on some of his films...
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    Crucified Lovers (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Own 1
     
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    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 3
    Own 1
     
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    Street of Shame (1956) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 4
    Own 1
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    New Tales of the Taira Clan (1955) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Geisha (1953) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 6
    Own 1
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Street of Shame (1956) - 8/10
    Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) - 7/10
    The Tale of the Crucified Lovers (1954) - 8/10
    The Woman in the Rumor (1954) - 7/10
    Sansho the Bailiff (1954) - 9/10
    A Geisha (1953) - 9/10
    Tales of Ugetsu (1953) - 10/10
    The Life of Oharu (1952) - 8/10
    Flame of My Love (1949) - 9/10
    Women of the Night (1948) - 7/10
    The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) - 7/10
    Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) - 8/10
    The 47 Ronin (1941) - 6/10
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) - 8/10
    The Straits of Love and Hate (1937) - 8/10
    Sisters of the Gion (1936) - 7/10
    Osaka Elegy (1936) - 8/10
     
  17. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Sansho the Bailiff - B+
     
  19. Bill McA

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    Sansho the Bailiff (1954) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Seen 8
    Own 2
     
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    Sansho the Bailiff ***1/2 out of ****
     

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