The Greater East Asian War (Daitoa Senso) 1968 DVD VOB

Posted 23/02/2015 Film

One of the essential gaps to understand the cinematic body of work by Nagisa Oshima has always been the impossibility to see his documentary films, made for TV. Between 1962 and 1977 he shot no less than 20 short documentaries for NTV, working with the producer Jinichi Ushiyama. Over time the invisible documentary work of Oshima acquired something like a near-legendary status among cinephiles around the world. Another of these gaps is filled today.

The Greater East Asian War (Daitoa Senso) 「大東亜戦争」(1968) NTSC DVD5 Nagisa OSHIMA, No Subs

"Oshima's documentary form increasingly presents ironies, develops contradictions, and proceeds by indirect telling. The epitome of this strategy is his Daitona Senso (The Greater East Asian War, 1968), which Oshima composed from reedited found footage, Japanese government propaganda, without contemporary voice-over commentary. The idea was to avoid the strategies of standard Occupation counterpropaganda, on the one hand, and leftist and particularly communist propaganda, on the other, which typically offered didactic explanations of Japanese militarism underscoring lies and deceptions. The strategy of The Greater East Asian War is one full of risks. The full weight of what the Japanese government had told its people originally was replayed for them and their children, allowing the contemporary audience to hear once again how the announcments of their military convincingly built a war consensus, if one heard these in the absence of other information. In the context of powerful rightwing revisionism that seeks to excuse the Japanese war effort, such a strategy could simply feed latent militarist nostalgia. […] If Oshima runs this risk, it is to provoke in his audiences the same sensations he had uncovering the footage in the archives and to move them through the propaganda in its own sequence, following his own logic."

[Maurin Turim: The Films of Oshima Nagisa. Images of a Japanese Iconoclast]

IMDb Link........: www.imdb.com/title/tt0062854/

Genre............: Documentary
Distributor......: Neco TV
Year.............: 1968
Country..........: Japan
Director.........: Nagisa OSHIMA

Source...........: MPEG2.ST - TV Capture
DVD Format.......: NTSC
DVD Size.........: DVD5
Programs used....: TMPGenc, DVD Lab Pro, Photoshop, etc p.p.
Screen Format....: Widescreen
Audio Language...: Japanese
Audio Format.....: DD 2.0
Subtitles........: NONE

Menu.............: [X] Custom
[ ] Stripped

Video............: [X] Reencoded
[ ] Re-encoded

DVD Extras.......: [ ] Untouched
[ ] Stripped
[X] None on source



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