Fires on the Plain

Starring: Eiji Funakoshi Director: Kon Ichikawa
Fires on the Plain
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Item:  CRRN 1662D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Criterion
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - Japanese
    • Subtitles - English - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Introduction: Donald Richie
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Essay: Chuck Stephens

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Screenwriting by

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 03/16/3007
"[A] screen treatment so no-holds-barred that it could have been filmed yesterday..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2007
"[With] vivid expressionist imagery and stark absurdist humor..."

Plot Synopsis:

Kon Ichikawa's powerful film centers on the terrifying brutality of war. As World War II comes to a close, Japanese troops in retreat in the Philippines run out of supplies and discipline crumbles, leading to horrifying acts of desperation.

Plot Keywords:

Action | War

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: July 25, 1962.
  • Natto Wada, the film's screenwriter, is director Kon Ichikawa's wife. She wrote the screenplays for several of his films.

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  • Sales Rank: 106,510
  • UPC: 715515022620
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26/lbs (approx)
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