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Shōgun [videorecording DVD] (Richard Chamberlain version)
Uniform Title:
Shōgun (Television program)
Physical Description:
5 videodiscs (547 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format ; NTSC; Region 1; full screen format; English 5.1 surround, English restored mono.

Originally broadcast in 1980.

From the novel by James Clavell.

Special features: Disc 5: The making of Shōgun (13 segment documentary on the making of the film): A novel adventure, The cast, Nagashima, Toho Studios, Cultures collide, The art of Shōgun, The erasmus and the gallery, Controversy, The earthquake, Escape from Osaka Castle, The blockade, Post production, Shōgun makes history; Historical perspective featurettes: The samurai, The tea ceremony, The geisha; Commentary by director Jerry London on select scenes.
V.1. Disc 1 -- v. 2. Disc 2 -- v. 3. Disc 3 -- v. 4. Discs 4 & 5.
John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior.
Reading Level:
Not rated.