By Stuart Galbraith
In view that its inception in 1933, Toho Co., Ltd., Japan's most renowned motion picture construction corporation and distributor, has produced and/or dispensed probably the most awesome movies ever to return out of Asia, together with Seven Samurai, Godzilla, while a lady Ascends the steps, Kwaidan, girl within the Dunes, Ran, we could Dance?, Ringu, and lively Away. whereas the western international frequently defines Toho via its iconic classics, which come with the Godzilla franchise and lots of of the best motion pictures of the mythical director Akira Kurosawa and actor Toshiro Mifune, those photos characterize yet a tiny fraction of Toho's wealthy heritage. The Toho Studios tale: A historical past and entire Filmography presents an entire photo of each Toho function the japanese studio produced and released-as good as overseas movies that it distributed-during its first seventy five years. offered chronologically, each one access within the filmography contains, the place acceptable, the unique eastern identify, an immediate translation of that name, the film's overseas, U.S. unencumber, and exchange titles; construction credit, together with every one film's manufacturers, director, screenwriters, cinematographers, artwork administrators, and composers, between others; casts with personality names; creation businesses, technical specifications, operating instances, and unlock dates; U. S. free up info together with distributor, no matter if the movie was once published subtitled or dubbed, and trade models; household and foreign awards; and plot synopses. Containing info no longer to be had on the net, The Toho Studios tale additionally encompasses a decade-by-decade historical past of the studio, making it an fundamental reference for accomplishing study on eastern cinema and cultural background.
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A Toho Eiga Distribution Corp. Release. Black and white. Standard size. 60 minutes. Released August 193 7 (exact date unavailable). S. Version: Release, if any, is undetermined. )] Hokushi no sora wo tsuku ("To Stab the North Sky") Producer, Teppei Emuro; Director, Kunio Watanabe; Screenplay, Toshio Yasumi and Ryuji Nagami; Director of Photography, Hiromitsu Karasawa; Art Director, Takeo Kita; Music, Noboru Ito. Cast: Joji Oka (Kenji Sugiura), Masako Tsutsumi (Akemi), Heihachiro "Henry" Okawa (Makoto Hasegawa), Yuriko Hanabusa (Kenji's mother), Nijiko Kiyokawa (Oharu), Shoji Maruyama (Asakichi), Nobuko Sasaki (Natsuko, Kenji:~ sister), Ranko Edogawa, Takako Irie, Tomoko Ito, Chizuko Kanda, Jushiro Kobayashi, Hideo Saeki, Chieko Takehisa, Naoyo Yamagata (cameo appearances), Yoyo Kojima, Yoshio Kosugi, lchiro Yamano.
Standard size. 57 minutes. Released January 7, 1938. S. Version: Release, if any, is undetermined. Satomi Hakenden I ("Legend of the Eight Dog Samurai I") Director, Masanobu Goto; Screenplay, Taisuke Kokaji, based on a story by Bakin Takizawa; Director of Photography, Yoshimi Hirano; Sound, Hideo Takeuchi; Music, Tsutomu Nakahara. Cast: Mitsuzaburo Ramon, Kiyoko Izumi, Aiko Takazu, Otome Tsumimiya, Zenichiro Kito, Eitaro Shindo. An Imai Eiga Production. A Toho Eiga Distribution Corp. Release. Black and white.
64 minutes. Released December I, 1937. S. Version: Release, if any, is undetermined. •........................... rna and Hidekazu Handa; Director of Photography, Yoshio Miyajima: Art Director, Teruaki Abe; Music, Yuji Taniguchi. Cast: Musei Tokugawa, Heihachiro "Henry'' Okawa. Masako Tsutsumi, Hideo Saeki, Hideko Takamine. ") Producer, Tai Hagiwara; Director, Satsuo Yamamoto; Screenplay, Chiio Kimura and Toshio Yasumi, based on a story by Nobuko Yoshiya; Director of Photography, Tatsuo Tomonari; Art Director, Satoshi Chuko; Sound, So Kataoka; Music, Noboru Ito.