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The Resource Audition, Omega Project Inc. Production ; AFDF-Korea, Creators Company Connection, Body Sonic, Inc. ; produced by Satoshi Fukushima and Akemi Suyama ; a film by Takashi Miike ; original story by Ryu Murakami ; screenplay by Daisuke Tengan ; directed by Takashi Miike, (videorecording)

Audition, Omega Project Inc. Production ; AFDF-Korea, Creators Company Connection, Body Sonic, Inc. ; produced by Satoshi Fukushima and Akemi Suyama ; a film by Takashi Miike ; original story by Ryu Murakami ; screenplay by Daisuke Tengan ; directed by Takashi Miike, (videorecording)

Label
Audition
Title
Audition
Statement of responsibility
Omega Project Inc. Production ; AFDF-Korea, Creators Company Connection, Body Sonic, Inc. ; produced by Satoshi Fukushima and Akemi Suyama ; a film by Takashi Miike ; original story by Ryu Murakami ; screenplay by Daisuke Tengan ; directed by Takashi Miike
Title variation
Ôdishon
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
Audition is a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes masquerading as a horror film. Aoyama is a lonely Japanese film producer and widower who lives with his teenage son. One evening his son tells him he's starting to look old, and that he should remarry. With the help of pal Yoshikawa he stages a film audition, ostensibly to cast a new film, but really to find a new wife. Smitten by willowy Asami--whose résumé tells of a terrible injury that destroyed her ballet career--Aoyama falls in love and quickly proposes. Love may be blind, but Aoyama is about to discover how dangerous blindness can be. Aoyama failed to see that during their initial meeting, Asami was auditioning him, too. Unfortunately, he failed the tryout
Cataloging source
IVY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Cinematography, Hideo Yamamoto ; editor, Yasushi Shimamura ; music composed by Koji Endo ; special makeup effects by Yuichi Matsui
  • Special features: editor, Yasu Inoue ; translator, Midori Inoue
Date time place
Originally produced as a Japanese motion picture in 1999
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated, contains strong graphic violence, viewer discretion is advised
Language note
In Japanese with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.O35 2009
PerformerNote
Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Miyuki Matshuda, Toshie Negishi, Tetsu Sawaki, Ken Mitsuishi, Shigeru Saiki, Ren Osugi, Renji Ishibashi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1960-
  • 1956-
  • 1976-
  • 1961-
  • 1941-
  • 1964-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fukushima, Satoshi
  • Suyama, Akemi
  • Miike, Takashi
  • Tengan, Daisuke
  • Ishibashi, Ryō
  • Shiina, Eihi
  • Matsuda, Miyuki
  • Negishi, Toshie
  • Sawaki, Tetsu
  • Mitsuishi, Ken
  • Saiki, Shigeru
  • Ōsugi, Ren
  • Ishibashi, Renji
  • Endō, Kōji
  • Walkow, Mark
  • Murakami, Ryū
  • Omega Purojekuto
  • AFDF-Korea (Firm)
  • Creators Company Connection (Firm)
  • Body Sonic, Inc. (Firm)
  • Outcast Cinema (Firm)
  • Shout! Factory (Firm)
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auditions
  • Widowers
  • Psychoses
  • Young women
  • Fathers and sons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Torture
  • Japan
  • Murakami, Ryū
  • Foreign films
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Audition, Omega Project Inc. Production ; AFDF-Korea, Creators Company Connection, Body Sonic, Inc. ; produced by Satoshi Fukushima and Akemi Suyama ; a film by Takashi Miike ; original story by Ryu Murakami ; screenplay by Daisuke Tengan ; directed by Takashi Miike, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Credits from subtitles and the film's entry on the IMDb
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc one, feature film
  • Arts and crafts -- Promises -- Dim the lights -- Morning drinks -- No words -- Seclusion -- Behind closed doors -- Stairway -- Glasses raised -- Paralysis -- Awake -- End credits
  • (115 min.); Special features: Audio commentary with director Takeshi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan, moderated by film writer Masato Kobayashi [audio feature]
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (21 min.)
  • Man in the bag speaks: Ren Osugi
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (16 min.);
  • International trailer (1 min.); Japanese trailer (2 min.); Booklet includes "Audition: an essay" by Tom Mes
  • Disc two. Special features:
  • Tokyo-Hollywood: Ryo Ishibashi [featurette]
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (16 min.)
  • From "Audition" to vampire girl: Eihi Shiina
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (20 min.)
  • Miike's toy: Renji Ishibashi
Control code
ocn449721664
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (115 min.)
Isbn
9781603993180
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826663116960
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • SF 11696
  • DVD 11573
  • DVD 11574
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)449721664
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital 5.0 surround, 2.0 stereo; widescreen (16:9) presentation 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Audition, Omega Project Inc. Production ; AFDF-Korea, Creators Company Connection, Body Sonic, Inc. ; produced by Satoshi Fukushima and Akemi Suyama ; a film by Takashi Miike ; original story by Ryu Murakami ; screenplay by Daisuke Tengan ; directed by Takashi Miike, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Credits from subtitles and the film's entry on the IMDb
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • Disc one, feature film
  • Arts and crafts -- Promises -- Dim the lights -- Morning drinks -- No words -- Seclusion -- Behind closed doors -- Stairway -- Glasses raised -- Paralysis -- Awake -- End credits
  • (115 min.); Special features: Audio commentary with director Takeshi Miike and screenwriter Daisuke Tengan, moderated by film writer Masato Kobayashi [audio feature]
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (21 min.)
  • Man in the bag speaks: Ren Osugi
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (16 min.);
  • International trailer (1 min.); Japanese trailer (2 min.); Booklet includes "Audition: an essay" by Tom Mes
  • Disc two. Special features:
  • Tokyo-Hollywood: Ryo Ishibashi [featurette]
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (16 min.)
  • From "Audition" to vampire girl: Eihi Shiina
  • Outcast Cinema ; producer, Mark Walkow ; an Outcast Cinema production in association with Shout! Factory
  • (2009) (20 min.)
  • Miike's toy: Renji Ishibashi
Control code
ocn449721664
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc collector's ed
Extent
2 videodiscs (115 min.)
Isbn
9781603993180
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
826663116960
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • SF 11696
  • DVD 11573
  • DVD 11574
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)449721664
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital 5.0 surround, 2.0 stereo; widescreen (16:9) presentation 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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