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‘Late Mizoguchi’

by Mark Schilling

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)

Eureka Entertainment of the U.K. has released an eight-film Blu-ray box set of films by Kenji Mizoguchi, universally regarded as a master of not only Japanese but world cinema. The limited-edition set of 2,000 includes 1950s classics “Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Bailiff),” “Ugetsu Monogatari (Ugetsu),” Chikamatsu Monogatari (The Crucified Lovers),” Oyu Sama (Miss Oyu),” Yokihi (Princess Yang Kwei-Fei)” and “Gion Bayashi (A Geisha).” The set comes with a 344-page booklet.