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There are a number of books on Japanese film. The following is an
introduction.

Beverley Bare Buehrer, 
Japanese Films: A Filmography and Commentary, 1921-1989
    Contains credits, plot synopsis and comments on a number of Japanese
    films that are available dubbed or with English subtitles.
    
Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi are considered by many film critics
to be the greatest of Japan's directors. Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai"
and Mizoguchi's "Ugetsu Monogatari" along with Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo
Story" have at times appeared on the Sight and Sound magazine's once
every ten years poll of film critics.

Kon Ichikawa has directed a few movies that have made it to the U.S. and
Juzo Itami has been popular for "Tampopo" and "A Taxing Woman".

The following companies are sources of Japanese movies, some on film,
some on video.

Sony Video Software, 1700 Broadway, N.Y., NY 10019
Balzac Video, 1253 Tanager Lane, West Chester, PA 19382
Embassy Home Entertainment, 1901 Avenue of the Starts, L.A., CA 90067
Connoisseur Video Collection, 8455 Beverly Blvd., Suite 302, L.A., CA 90048
Video Yesteryear, PO Box C, Sandy Hook, Conn. 06482
New Yorker Films, 16 W. 61 St., N.Y., NY 10023
Historical Films, PO Box 29035, Chicago, IL 60629
Media Home Entertainment, 5730 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230
Pacific Arts, 50 N. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 210, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Corinth Films, 34 Gransevoort St., N.Y., NY 10014
Republic Pictures Home Video, 12636 Beatrice St., L.A., CA 90066


In many larger cities, especially on the west coast of the United
States, there are Video stores that rent tapes of movies and TV
programs directly from Japan. These tapes are generally NOT subtitled,
and TV programs have commercials and everything. Some of these rental
outlets are in grocery or book stores that carry a lot of Japanese
goods.

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