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Fires on the Plain

Spine #378



Release:
Mar 13, 2007
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Fires on the Plain



Directed By: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Eiji Funakoshi, Osamu Takizawa, Mickey Curtis
Licensor: Kadokawa Herald Pictures

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An agonizing portrait of desperate Japanese soldiers stranded in a strange land during World War II, Kon Ichikawa's Fires on the Plain (Nobi) is a compelling descent into psychological and physical oblivion. Denied hospital treatment for tuberculosis and cast off into the unknown, Private Tamura treks across an unfamiliar Philippine landscape, encountering an increasingly debased cross section of Imperial Army soldiers, who eventually give in to the most terrifying craving of all. Grisly yet poetic, Fires on the Plain is one of the most powerful works from one of Japanese cinema's most versatile filmmakers.

Supplements
  • New video introduction by Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie
  • New video interviews with director Kon Ichikawa and actor Mickey Curtis
  • Original theatrical trailer

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