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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of KENJI MIZOGUCHI


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#1 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 28 2005 - 03:42 AM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of KENJI MIZOGUCHI

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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)



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#2 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 28 2005 - 03:43 AM

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KENJI MIZOGUCHI (1898 - 1956)


Street of Shame (1956) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Taira Clan Saga (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Crucified Lovers (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Woman in the Rumor (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Sansho the Bailiff (1954) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Geisha (1953) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Tales of Ugetsu (1953)
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The Life of Oharu (1952) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Lady Musashino (1951) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Miss Oyu (1951) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)
Flame of My Love (1949) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Women of the Night (1948) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Victory of Women (1946)
Victory Song (1945)
The Famous Sword (1945) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Miyamoto Musashi (1944) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Three Danjuros (1944)
The 47 Ronin (1941) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Life of an Actor (1941)
A Woman of Osaka (1940)
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Ah, My Home Town (1938)
The Song of the Camp (1938)
The Straits of Love and Hate (1937)
Sisters of the Gion (1936) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Osaka Elegy (1936) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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)



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#3 of 39 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted May 28 2005 - 04:05 AM

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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#4 of 39 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted May 28 2005 - 04:30 AM

Sansho the Bailiff ***Posted Image

#5 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted May 28 2005 - 04:47 AM

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Street of Shame (1956) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
New Tales of the Taira Clan (1955) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)
Crucified Lovers (1954) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Woman in the Rumor (1954)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
A Geisha (1953) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Ugetsu (1953) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (Own the DVD)
The Life of Oharu (1952) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image 

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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (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 10
Own 4


       

#6 of 39 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted May 28 2005 - 07:24 AM

KENJI MIZOGUCHI

Seen: 1
Like: 0
Own: 0

Rank order:

Tales of Ugetsu (1953)

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#7 of 39 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted June 03 2005 - 05:38 AM

Sansho the Bailiff (1954) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Tales of Ugetsu (1953) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Sisters of the Gion (1936) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Osaka Elegy (1936) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Sisters of Gion
Ugetsu Monogatari
Osaka Elegy
Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
Sansho the Bailiff
 

#8 of 39 OFFLINE   Arman

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Posted June 07 2005 - 10:21 PM

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#9 of 39 OFFLINE   DavidAls

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Posted June 21 2005 - 04:15 AM

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...
No amount of technical polish can make up for artificiality of theme and dishonesty of treatment. -Satyajit Ray, from Our Films Their Films

Without mercy, a man is like a beast. Be hard on yourself. Be sympathetic to others. Men are created equal. - Kenji Mizoguchi, from Sansho The Bailiff, 1954

#10 of 39 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted July 25 2005 - 08:23 AM

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...

#11 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 05 2006 - 04:13 AM

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#12 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 08 2006 - 11:36 AM

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#13 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 13 2006 - 04:41 AM

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#14 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted August 17 2006 - 11:26 AM

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#15 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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#16 of 39 OFFLINE   Martin Teller

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Posted October 25 2006 - 05:42 AM

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 of 39 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted January 12 2007 - 11:34 PM

Updated Master list...............................
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#18 of 39 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 01 2007 - 05:56 AM

Updated:

Sansho the Bailiff - B+
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#19 of 39 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted July 15 2007 - 07:31 AM

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#20 of 39 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted July 26 2007 - 12:34 AM

Sansho the Bailiff ***1/2 out of ****




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