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The Resource Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited, (videorecording)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited, (videorecording)

Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Title
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Statement of responsibility
a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English and Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.M47 2010
PerformerNote
Tom Conti, David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi [Kitano], Jack Thompson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-2013
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ōshima, Nagisa
  • Conti, Tom
  • Bowie, David
  • Sakamoto, Ryūichi
  • Bīto Takeshi
  • Mayersberg, Paul
  • Van der Post, Laurens
Runtime
123
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
535
Technique
live action
Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1983
  • Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post," which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war
  • Special features: original theatrical trailer; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781604653151
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs, 1 booklet.
Other control number
715515061919
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1928D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn662735441
  • (OCoLC)662735441
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby digital 2.0; widescreen (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, a Jeremy Thomas production ; a Nagisa Oshima film ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima with Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima ; National Film Trustee Company ; made in association with Antares-Nova N.V., Recorded Picture Company, Oshima Productions, Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and Broadbank Investments Limited, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1983
  • Based on the novel The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post," which was based on the author's experiences as a WWII prisoner of war
  • Special features: original theatrical trailer; making-of featurette "The Oshima gang"; new video interviews; "Hasten slowly," a documentary on Laurens van der Post
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (123 min.)
Isbn
9781604653151
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Set includes: 2 DVDs, 1 booklet.
Other control number
715515061919
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1928D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn662735441
  • (OCoLC)662735441
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, Dolby digital 2.0; widescreen (1.78:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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