Memoirs of a Geisha / Little Women (Widescreen) (3-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Disc 1: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Geisha Bootcamp
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Colleen Atwood, John Myhre, Pietro Scali - Costume Design, Production Design, Editor
      2. Rob Marshall and John DeLuca - Director and Co-Producer
    • Featurette:
      1. Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen
      2. The Road to Japan"
      3. Building the Hanamachi
      4. The Look of a Geisha
      5. The Music of MEMOIRS
      6. A Geisha's Dance
      7. The World of a Geisha
      8. The Way of a Sumo

Disc 2: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Geisha Bootcamp
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Colleen Atwood, John Myhre, Pietro Scali - Costume Design, Production Design, Editor
      2. Rob Marshall and John DeLuca - Director and Co-Producer
    • Featurette:
      1. Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen
      2. The Road to Japan"
      3. Building the Hanamachi
      4. The Look of a Geisha
      5. The Music of MEMOIRS
      6. A Geisha's Dance
      7. The World of a Geisha
      8. The Way of a Sumo

Disc 3: LITTLE WOMEN

  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Portuguese
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary
    • Audio Commentary: Gillian Armstrong - Director
    • Isolated Music Score
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
    • Interactive Trivia Games
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Costume and Set Design Gallery with Audio Commentary - Colleen Atwood - Costume Designer
    • Historical Timeline

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Product Description:

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: Arthur Golden's blockbuster bestseller, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, has been brilliantly brought to the big screen by Oscar-nominated director Rob Marshall (CHICAGO). The film opens in a remote Japanese fishing village in 1929, where two sisters, Chiyo and Satsu, are sold by their troubled father to people who place Chiyo in a classy geisha house known as an okiya in Gion and Satsu in a much more vulgar and dangerous district. Chiyo becomes a maid to Hatsumomo, a cold, controlling, and calculating geisha who is instantly jealous of Chiyo's unusual, beautiful eyes and childish innocence. Chiyo is befriended by Pumpkin, another maid at the okiya, but the two are soon driven apart. Chiyo is shown compassion by the Chairman and another, more successful geisha, Mameha, who takes her under her wing as her "little sister," furthering the battle between Chiyo, now called Sayuri, and Hatsumomo. As Sayuri is trained in the art of being a geisha, learning how to walk, talk, dance, and serve (up to a point) in order to please and honor her distinguished male clients, World War II looms on the horizon, threatening to upend Japan and its old ways.

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is a lush, sweeping historical and romantic epic, featuring gorgeous period costumes, primarily the exquisite kimono worn by the geisha. Ziyi Zhang (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) is outstanding as Sayuri, who stands up to the oppressive Hatsumomo (the effervescent Gong Li), while Michelle Yeoh, who starred with Zhang in CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, is splendid as the wise and elegant Mameha. Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI), Koji Yakusho (SHALL WE DANCE'), and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (ELEKTRA) are among the men who take an interest in Sayuri, who is continually faced with difficult choices that will shape her destiny, just as Japan's destiny is changing shape with the coming of the West. John Williams's soaring score is enhanced by solos from virtuosos Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.

LITTLE WOMEN: The fourth screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic 1869 novel, LITTLE WOMEN, is given a realistic and rounded treatment--and a feminist perspective--by screenwriter Jo Swicord and Australian director Gillian Armstrong. The story chronicles the lives of a mother and four daughters during the Civil War in the absence of the father of the family, a Union army chaplain. Winona Ryder (in an Oscar-nominated performance) is vibrant as Jo, the least conventional of the sisters. Christian Bale captures the ebullience of their neighbor, Laurie, whose company Jo enjoys so much it seems inevitable that they will end up together. Kirsten Dunst (at age 12) gives a fiery performance as the younger Amy, proving even more willful than Jo; Claire Danes brings a mysterious otherworldliness to Beth. LITTLE WOMEN, touchingly rendered, has many subtle moments and an appropriately moving visual sense to accompany the narrative. Susan Sarandon and Gabriel Byrne also star in this well-crafted film.

Plot Keywords:

Japan | Women

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  • UPC: 043396146921
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40/lbs (approx)
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