The Resource Giants & toys : kyojin to gangu, Daiei Motion Picture Co. ; produced by Hidemasa Nagata ; directed by Yasuzo Masumura ; screenplay by Ishio Shirasaka from a story by Ken Kaiko, (videorecording)

Giants & toys : kyojin to gangu, Daiei Motion Picture Co. ; produced by Hidemasa Nagata ; directed by Yasuzo Masumura ; screenplay by Ishio Shirasaka from a story by Ken Kaiko, (videorecording)

Label
Giants & toys : kyojin to gangu
Title
Giants & toys
Title remainder
kyojin to gangu
Statement of responsibility
Daiei Motion Picture Co. ; produced by Hidemasa Nagata ; directed by Yasuzo Masumura ; screenplay by Ishio Shirasaka from a story by Ken Kaiko
Title variation
Kyojin to gangu
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Giants and Toys is a sharp and snappy corporate satire revolving around the ruthless machinations of a group of admen working in the confectionary industry. As a new recruit to the marketing department of World Caramel, fresh-faced graduate Nishi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi) is eager to impress his ambitious and hard-nosed boss Goda (Black Test Car's Hideo Takamatsu), even if it strains his relationships with his college friend Yokoyama (Koichi Fujiyama) and budding love interest Masami (Michiko Ono), who work at the rival companies of Giant and Apollo. With World's lead over its competitors slipping badly, the two spot a chance to get back in the race in the shape of the pretty but unsophisticated 18-year-old, Kyoko (Hitomi Nozoe). Goda and Nishi get to work polishing this rough diamond as their new campaign girl, but as the three rival confectionary companies pitch themselves into an all-out advertising war that spills out onto the streets of Tokyo as it escalates to ludicrous extremes, Kyoko's newfound fame starts going to her head. Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut, this lurid adaptation of the award-winning 1957 novel by Ken Kaiko is considered a landmark in Japanese film history and a key work by Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast, Red Angel), one of the country's most highly acclaimed directors of his generation. Its absurdist and acidly cynical take on the excesses of the media and advertising worlds recalls the work of Frank Tashlin (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?), as it presents a garish vision of a bold new postwar Japan where traditional company values come head-to-head with American-style consumer capitalism
Cataloging source
KSA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Murai Hiroshi; art direction, Shimogawara Tomoo ; music, Tsukahara Tetsuo
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Hitomi Nozoe, Hideo Takamatsu, Michiko Ono, Yunosuke Ito, Kyu Sazanka
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-1986
  • 1905-1984
  • 1937-1995
  • 1914-1971
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nagata, Hidemasa
  • Masumura, Yasuzō
  • Shirasaka, Ishio
  • Murai, Hiroshi
  • Kawaguchi, Hiroshi
  • Nozoe, Hitomi
  • Takamatsu, Hideo
  • Ono, Michiko
  • Ito, Yūnosuke
  • Sazanka, Kyū
  • Arrow Films (Firm)
  • Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha
Runtime
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corporate culture
  • Advertising
Technique
live action
Label
Giants & toys : kyojin to gangu, Daiei Motion Picture Co. ; produced by Hidemasa Nagata ; directed by Yasuzo Masumura ; screenplay by Ishio Shirasaka from a story by Ken Kaiko, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
Bar code
  • 31223137447646
  • 31223137447638
  • 31223137447620
  • 31223137447653
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137569886
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AV350
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1253681847
System details
Blu-ray; region A ; 2.35:1 aspect ratio; 1.0 mono; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Giants & toys : kyojin to gangu, Daiei Motion Picture Co. ; produced by Hidemasa Nagata ; directed by Yasuzo Masumura ; screenplay by Ishio Shirasaka from a story by Ken Kaiko, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
Bar code
  • 31223137447646
  • 31223137447638
  • 31223137447620
  • 31223137447653
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
760137569886
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
AV350
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1253681847
System details
Blu-ray; region A ; 2.35:1 aspect ratio; 1.0 mono; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
DVD

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