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Program Title: Stray Dog
EASC Code: JS-30
Series Title: The Japanese Classic Collection
Region/Country: Hong Kong
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Fiction
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Release Date:
Running Time: 122 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side. Stray Dog goes beyond a crime thriller, probing the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind. The disc also includes an audio commentary by scholar Stephen Prince, a booklet of essays, and a 32-minute documentary on the making of the film.
Data Entry Date: 11/15