October 27(Fri), Doors open at 18:30 / Seminar starts at 19:00～
at Roppongi Academy Hills 49 Auditoruim
Seminar about digital restoration of classic film – Featuring “The Gate of Hell”-
Hosted by: IMAGICA Corp.
Venue: Roppongi Academy Hills 49 Auditoruim
Date: October 27(Fri), Doors open at 18:30 / Seminar starts at 19:00～
We will invite 150 people to this seminar!
We will explain how “The Gate of Hell” that will be screened at in the Special Night Event at Kabukiza Theatre was restored.
Masakazu Itsukage, Home Entertainment Department,KADOKAWA CORPORATION
Yoko Arai, Archive group, Production Department, IMAGICA Corp
Featuring “The Gate of Hell” that won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1954 and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and for Costume Design in 1955, we will outline what we can realize by digital restoration and what is the goal from the each perspectives of right holder and film restoration laboratory. After the seminar, you will get a new point of view that you can experience classic films deeply.
The Gate of Hell
*Clip screening of Restoration, Before/After
DIRECTOR: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Starring: Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo, Isao Yamagata
Gate of Hell stars Kazuo Hasegawa, Machiko Kyo and Isao Yamagata in the story of a samurai who falls madly in love with a married woman. The woman is frightened by his passion and tortured by guilt, and decides she must sacrifice herself to save her husband’s life and her honor. The film won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1954, and Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and for Costume Design in 1955. Based on the novel by Kan Kikuchi.
Jean Cocteau called it the pinnacle of beauty. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 7th Cannes Film Festival, Daiei’s first Technicolor film is still considered a masterpiece today.