Ghost dog the way of the samurai
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Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 1057.|
Murder for hire
Bushido -- Drama.
Samurai -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Mafia -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Irvington, New York?] :The Criterion Collection,2020
Guay, Richard A.,
Jarmusch, Jim, 1953- film producer, screenwriter, film director.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Tormey, John, actor.
Gorman, Cliff, actor.
Silva, Henry, 1928- actor.
Bankolé, Isaach de, actor.
Vessey, Tricia, 1972- actor.
Argo, Victor, actor.
Ruffini, Gene, actor.
Portnow, Richard, 1950- actor.
Winbush, Camille, actor.
RZA (Rapper), composer.
J.V.C. Company of America, production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
B.A.C. Films, production company.
Pandora Film (Firm), production company.
ARD Degeto Films, production company.
Plywood Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Forest Whitaker, John Tormey, Cliff Gorman, Henry Silva, Isaach De Bankol, Tricia Vessey, Victor Argo, Gene Ruffini, Richard Portnow, Camille Winbush.
Music, the RZA ; costume design, John Dunn ; production designer, Ted Berner ; edited by Jay Rabinowitz ; director of photography, Robby Müller.
Rating: R; for strong violence and language.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Special features include: alternate isolated stereo music track; new Q&A with Jarmusch, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans; new conversation between Forest Whitaker and Isaach de Bankolé, moderated by film scholar Michael B. Gillespie; new interview with casting director Ellen Lewis; new interview with Shifu Shi Yan Ming, founder of the USA Shaolin Temple; Flying Birds: the music of Ghost dog, a new video essay on RZA's score by filmmaker Daniel Raim; The Odyssey: a journey into the life of a Samurai, a 2000 program on the making of the film; deleted scenes and outtakes; archival interviews; trailer.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby 5.1.
2 videodiscs (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.