Really? I liked both Dunes and Face of Another better than Pitfall, personally. That being said, though, all three movies are simply brilliant. Grade-a stuff, to be sure. Teshigahara really captures a bleakness that many films dare not even flirt with.
I’ve gotten each film individually over Netflix and I am probably planning on picking up the boxed set eventually.
I’m curious: having seen each “Video Essay”, how valuable is the bonus disc?
Woman of the Dunes is a great film. It’s too bad that Teshigahara left filmmaking to direct his father’s ikebana school… his best work may have been ahead of him.
I also highly recommend “Ako (White Morning)” and “Tokyo 1958”, two shorts also available in the Criterion box set.
I PISS ALL OVER WOMAN IN THE DUNES. TESHIGAHARA, YOU DOUCHEBAG.
I (don’t rank) PITFALL OVER WOMAN IN THE DUNES. TESHIGAHARA, YOU (are not) TOO BAD.
Petro is my hero.
“I PISS ALL OVER WOMAN IN THE DUNES. TESHIGAHARA, YOU DOUCHEBAG.”
Petro is my hero."
wow, some wonderful statements by two oh so wonderful reviewers…keep up the good job folks with your enlightening conceptions…….Teshigahara doesn’t give a fuck!!! at least he has created masterpieces, by the time you’re dead, you’ll have created large zeros!!!
Happy New Year Dimitris.