"Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers," said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss-with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real-is one of the most beautiful films ever made.
Audio commentary by filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), a comprehensive, 150-minute documentary by filmmaker Kaneto Shindo, with new and improved subtitles
Two Worlds Intertwined, a new, 14-minute appreciation of Ugetsu by director Masahiro Shinoda
Process and Production, a new, 20-minute video interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
Ten-minute video interview with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, from 1992