Uzumasa Limelight

Film Intro
Uzumasa Limelight
Film Info
Original Title: 
Uzumasa Limelight
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2014
Genre: 
Action
Running Time: 
103 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Uzumasa Limelight
Dir: 
Ken Ochiai
Writer: 
Hiroyuki Ono
Cast: 
Seizo Fukumoto, Chihiro Yamamoto, Hirotaro Honda, Hisako Manda, Masashi Goda
Synopsis: 

Uzumasa 太秦 (Kyoto) is considered the Hollywood of Japan. It has produced many “jidaigeki” films (period dramas with sword fighting) that are loved by many Japanese, and are highly praised all over the world. These films wouldn’t be what they were if it weren’t for the “kirareyaku” (actors whose main job is to be killed by the lead star). Men who are killed, without ever being lit by the limelight…
This story is about those men, the unsung heroes of classic jidaigeki films. They loved and respected the art, even when the production of classic jidaigeki films began to dwindle. Using Charlie Chaplin’s film “Limelight” as an underlying theme, the admirable story of these men dealing with a new generation and fading craftsmanship is told with melancholy and soul.

Date of Domestic Cinema Release: 
February 9th, 2016
Crew
Producer: 
Ko Mori, Hiroyuki Ono, Shohei Sano
Co-Producer: 
Takahiro Hamano
Executive Producer: 
Nobuhisa Kawabata
Line Producer: 
Yosuke Mori
Editor: 
Chieko Suzaki
Assistant Director: 
Yusuke Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Nakano
Art Director: 
Takashi Yoshida
Production Manager: 
Yasuto Takemura
Production Company: 
Eleven Arts
Cinematography: 
Chris Freilich
Lighting: 
Akio Yamanaka
Make-up: 
Kiyomi Hirose, Yuichi Hamagashira
Costume Design: 
Takeshi Omoto, Hirotaka Koga, Sumiko Suzuki
Casting: 
Satoshi Mashida
Blu-ray Disc Info
Uzumasa Limelight
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
BD Release Date: 
April 25th, 2016
BD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Anamorphic Widescreen with removable English subtitles
BD Bonus Features: 
Behind the Scenes, Trailer
DVD Info
Uzumasa Limelight
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
DVD Release Date: 
April 25th, 2016
DVD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Anamorphic Widescreen with removable English subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
Behind the Scenes, Trailer
Recognition
Awards: 
Fantasia Film Festival - Best Film, Best Actor, New York Asian Film Festival - Audience Award, Camera Japan - Audience Award
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