Ghost dog : the way of the samurai

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Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- film director,
Guay, Richard, film producer.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Tormey, John, actor.
Gorman, Cliff, actor.
[United States] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
9781681437798, 1681437791
Rating: R; for strong violence and language.
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2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
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Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
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Accompanying material may vary.
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Special features: Alternate isolated stereo music track; New Q&A with Jim Jarmusch; New conversation between actors Forest Whitaker and Isaach de Bankolé, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; New interviews; New video essay on RZA's score; A 2000 program on the making of the film; Deleted scenes and outtakes; Archival interviews; Container insert includes essays by critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Greg Tate; a 2000 interview with Jim Jarmusch; Insert booklet with Quotations from "Hagakure: the book of the samurai" by an early-18th-century monk.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Robby Müller ; film editing, Jay Rabinowitz, music, RZA.
Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach de Bankolé.
Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern 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.
Target Audience
Rating: R; for strong violence and language.
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DVD, NTSC region 1, wide screen (1.85:1); Dolby audio 5.1 surround.
English dialogue; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Jarmusch, J., Guay, R., Whitaker, F., Tormey, J., Gorman, C., Silva, H., Bankolé, I. d., Müller, R., Rabinowitz, J., RZA (Rapper)., Gillespie, M. B., Rosenbaum, J., & Tate, G. (2020). Ghost dog: the way of the samurai. Criterion collection. [United States]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jim Jarmusch et al.. 2020. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. [United States]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jim Jarmusch et al., Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. [United States]: The Criterion Collection, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jarmusch, Jim, et al. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Criterion collection. [United States]: The Criterion Collection, 2020. DVD.

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