Anatahan

Anatahan

Director: Josef von Sternberg Cast: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura

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Overview

Anatahan (aka Ana-Ta-Han) represented the apotheosis of filmmaker Josef von Sternberg's lifelong fascination with the Orient. Over a year in the making, the film was the most expensive ever made in Japan up to 1953. Based on fact, the story concerns a group of Japanese marines who refused to believe that their country had been defeated in 1945, and thus spent the next seven years stubbornly manning their posts on a remote Pacific Island. The central character is a woman known as the "Queen Bee," who is marooned on the island along with the marines. As the only female in the vicinity, our heroine is aggressively pursued by every male in sight (von Sternberg capriciously refers to her most ardent suitors as her "drones"). Former Nichiegki Theatre chorus performer Akemi Negishi plays the Queen Bee.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2017
UPC: 0738329214036
Original Release: 1953
Rating: PG
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 59,638

Special Features

cc New 2k restoration of the uncensored 1958 version (Sternberg's preferred cut of the film), mastered from the film elements preserved by the Library of Congress and Cinématique Françoise The complete 1953 version of Anatahan Three minutes of unused (nude) footage shot for the 1958 version Visual Essay by Tag Gallagher Interview with Nicholas von Sternberg U.S. Navy footage of the actual survivors of Anatahan, immediately after their "surrender" Original Theatrical Trailer 2017 Re-release trailer Comparison of 1953 and 1958 versions

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Anatahan
1. Chapter 1 [7:28]
2. Chapter 2 [6:43]
3. Chapter 3 [11:20]
4. Chapter 4 [13:43]
5. Chapter 5 [10:36]
6. Chapter 6 [10:03]
7. Chapter 7 [17:02]
8. Chapter 8 [14:04]
9. Chapter 9 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [7:46]
2. Chapter 2 [6:31]
3. Chapter 3 [11:30]
4. Chapter 4 [13:43]
5. Chapter 5 [10:43]
6. Chapter 6 [10:07]
7. Chapter 7 [16:55]
8. Chapter 8 [14:15]
1. Chapter 1 [15:31]
2. Chapter 2 [:01]
1. Chapter 1 [16:13]
1. Chapter 1 [8:01]
1. Chapter 1 [8:13]

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