|New Tale Of Genji|
"Shin Genji monogatari"
Director: Kazuo Mori
Cast: Ichikawa Raizo, Ayako Wakao, Hanayo Sumi
Hikaru Genji, the haunted romantic hero of Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s “Genji Monogatari” (Tale of Genji) comes to life in this new tale of his further romantic adventures. Young Genji, the emperor’s illegitimate son cuts a swath through the women of the imperial court, while still mourning the spirit of his late mother who died while he was still a child. Driven to an obsession with the emperor’s new concubine, Lady Fujitsubo, whose resemblance to his late mother originally caught the eye of the emperor, young Genji embarks upon a reckless affair with her that could cost him his life. Starring Japan’s leading man in film, Ichikawa Raizo, this is a movie that is not to be missed. A powerful drama like no other!
1961 Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 102 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.