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James Clavell's shōgun

Author: Jerry LondonEric BercoviciRichard ChamberlainToshirō MifuneYōko ShimadaAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : Paramount Home Video, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical television programs
Action and adventure television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Drama
Television adaptations
Named Person: James Clavell; William Adams; Ieyasu Tokugawa; William Adams; James Clavell; Ieyasu Tokugawa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry London; Eric Bercovici; Richard Chamberlain; Toshirō Mifune; Yōko Shimada; Orson Welles; James Clavell; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Zenkoku Asahi Hōsō Kabushiki Kaisha.; Jardine, Matheson & Co.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Paramount Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0792193326 9780792193326
OCLC Number: 53026518
Language Note: Closed-captioned and optional English subtitles; some parts in Japanese with English voice-overs. English 5.1 surround or English restored mono.
Notes: From the novel by James Clavell; originally broadcast in 1980.
Special features includes: 13 segment documentary on the making of Shogun; historical featurettes on the samurai, the tea ceremony, and the geisha; optional audio commentary by Jerry London on select scenes.
Credits: Executive producer, James Clavell ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada.
Performer(s): Orson Welles, narrator.
Description: 5 videodiscs (547 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Region 1; full screen format.
Contents: V.1. Discs 1 & 2 --
v. 2. Discs 3 & 4 --
v. 3. Disc 5.
Other Titles: Shōgun (Television program)
Shōgun
Responsibility: written for television and produced by Eric Bercovici ; directed by Jerry London ; produced in association with Toho Company Ltd., Asahi National Broadcasting Co., Ltd., [and] Jardine, Matheson Co., Ltd. ; Paramount Pictures Corporation.

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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.

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