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The Resource Ghost dog : the way of the samurai, JVC, Le Studio Canal + and BAC Films present ; in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film ; a Plywood production ; produced by Richard Guay & Jim Jarmusch ; written & directed by Jim Jarmusch

Ghost dog : the way of the samurai, JVC, Le Studio Canal + and BAC Films present ; in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film ; a Plywood production ; produced by Richard Guay & Jim Jarmusch ; written & directed by Jim Jarmusch

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Ghost dog : the way of the samurai
Title
Ghost dog
Title remainder
the way of the samurai
Statement of responsibility
JVC, Le Studio Canal + and BAC Films present ; in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film ; a Plywood production ; produced by Richard Guay & Jim Jarmusch ; written & directed by Jim Jarmusch
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Film director
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Jim Jarmusch combined his love for the ice-cold crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically post-modern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him. Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Müller, a sublime score by the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, and a host of colorful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Harry Silva), Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero"--Container
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videorecording
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Ghost dog (Motion picture)
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diBQ_hu7lb8
Credits note
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; editor, Jay Rabinowitz ; music, RZA
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and language
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.G4439 2020
PerformerNote
Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach de Bankolé, Tricia Vessey, Victor Argo, Gene Ruffini, Richard Portnow, Camille Winbush
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1940-2018
  • 1937-
  • 1928-
  • 1972-
  • 1950-
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  • Jarmusch, Jim
  • Müller, Robby
  • Rabinowitz, Jay
  • RZA
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Tormey, John
  • Gorman, Cliff
  • Silva, Henry
  • Bankolé, Isaach de
  • Vessey, Tricia
  • Argo, Victor
  • Ruffini, Gene
  • Portnow, Richard
  • Winbush, Camille
  • Nihon Bikutā Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Studio Canal+
  • B.A.C. Films
  • Pandora Film (Firm)
  • ARD Degeto Films
  • Plywood Productions
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
116
Series statement
The Criterion Collection
Series volume
1057
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  • Murder for hire
  • Bushido
  • Samurai
  • Gangsters
  • Mafia
  • Bushido
  • Mafia
  • Murder for hire
  • Samurai
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Ghost dog : the way of the samurai, JVC, Le Studio Canal + and BAC Films present ; in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film ; a Plywood production ; produced by Richard Guay & Jim Jarmusch ; written & directed by Jim Jarmusch
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Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch; Alternate isolated stereo music track; New Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans; New conversation between actors Forest Whitaker and Isaach de Bankolé, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; New interview with casting director Ellen Lewis; New interview with Shifu Shi Yan Ming, founder of the USA Shaolin Temple; Flying Birds: the Music of 'Ghost Dog,' a new video essay on RZA's score by filmmaker Daniel Raim; The Odyssey: a Journey Into the Life of a Samurai, a 2000 program on the making of the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes; Archival interviews; Trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Essays by critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Greg Tate, a 2000 interview with Jarmusch, and quotations from Hagature: the Book of the Samurai, by the early-eighteenth-century monk Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Accompanying material
1 booklet (39 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1196339570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781681437781
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515252812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3198BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1196339570
System details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Ghost dog : the way of the samurai, JVC, Le Studio Canal + and BAC Films present ; in association with Pandora Film and ARD/Degeto Film ; a Plywood production ; produced by Richard Guay & Jim Jarmusch ; written & directed by Jim Jarmusch
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch; Alternate isolated stereo music track; New Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans; New conversation between actors Forest Whitaker and Isaach de Bankolé, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; New interview with casting director Ellen Lewis; New interview with Shifu Shi Yan Ming, founder of the USA Shaolin Temple; Flying Birds: the Music of 'Ghost Dog,' a new video essay on RZA's score by filmmaker Daniel Raim; The Odyssey: a Journey Into the Life of a Samurai, a 2000 program on the making of the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes; Archival interviews; Trailer; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Essays by critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Greg Tate, a 2000 interview with Jarmusch, and quotations from Hagature: the Book of the Samurai, by the early-eighteenth-century monk Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Accompanying material
1 booklet (39 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1196339570
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Isbn
9781681437781
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515252812
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3198BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1196339570
System details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); 5.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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