|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 Shikibuâ€™s â€śGenji Monogatariâ€ť (Tale of Genji) comes to life in this new tale of his further romantic adventures. Young Genji, the emperorâ€™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 emperorâ€™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 Japanâ€™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.