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Summary: Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2002

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Summary: A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HID

Summary: The Harunos are a rather unconventional, but happy and loving family. Eight-year-old Sachiko is bothered by her own giant-sized double, who hangs around sitting on buildings staring at her. Her older brother, Hajime, privately wrestles with raging hormones and a love-struck crush on a pretty new classmate. Mom struggles to come out of retirement as an animator and Dad is a professional...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Pictures 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAS

Summary: Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Broadcast System 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEP
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DEP

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Summary: An impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. In order to survive in feudal Japan, they are forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, then they dump their corpses down a deep, dark hole.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Homevision 2004

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Kurosawa, Akira

Summary: While young Sanshiro is enrolled in a jujitsu school, he also secretly studies the more spiritual art of judo; follows the stories of several female volunteer workers at an optics plant during World War II; Sanshiro becomes the target of revenge; Lord Yoshitsune and his samurai bodyguards dress as monks in order to pass through enemy territory.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FIR

Summary: "Master thief Lupin III, a.k.a. 'The Wolf, ' and his right-hand gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a double-crossing counterfeiter. But when their search leads them to the secluded European country of Cagliostro, they find far more than they bargained for. Lupin unwittingly attracts the attention of the nation's mysterious monarch when he tries to help a damsel in distress escape the Count's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Manga Video 2000

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME CAS

Summary: "On the campus of a university in Tokyo, students are about to start shooting their movie...but the lead actor drops out suddenly and the team is forced to search for a replacement. The layered narrative explores the students' personal problems with life and love and the film unfolds as an Altman-esque ensemble piece, using the production of the student film as a tool to examine the modern...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHO

Summary: Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OUR

Summary: A young detective goes undercover in Tokyo's sweltering streets to find the pickpocket who stole his gun.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STR

Summary: In Kore-eda's thought-provoking vision, the newly deceased find themselves in a way station somewhere between Heaven and Earth. With the help of dedicated caseworkers, each soul is given three days to choose one cherished memory for their life that they will relive for eternity. As the film reveals, recognizing happiness and finding a life's worth of meaning in a single event is no simple task.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AFT

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAB

Summary: Okinawa 1946, occupied by American troops whose assignment is to bring democracy to the inhabitants. The captain in charge, Captain Fisby (Glenn Ford), is a well-meaning but inept loser, and faces a wily Okinawan interpreter, Sakini (Marlon Brando), and a determined geisha girl, Lotus Blossom (Machiko Kyo), along with villagers who know how to take advantage of foreign occupation!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TEA

Summary: Ozu regular Setsuke Hara, once the marrying child in 'Late Spring', becomes the parent in this poignant tale of the bonds between a mother and daughter.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LAT

Summary: Detective Maiku Hama navigates the Yokohama underworld with super cool threads and two-fisted street smarts. But when he comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter at a local parlor, the unflappable Hama has no idea what he's in for. Though seemingly a luckless immigrant on the threshold of Yokohama's gutter, Hama's client holds the secret to a ferocious gangland revenge triangle that soon has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MOS

Summary: A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

Summary: On Valentine's Day, 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls set out for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PIC

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