"Memoirs Of a Geisha" DVD

Product Details

Format: 2-Disc DVD, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC)
Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
Running Time: 145 minutes
Rate: PG-13
Studio: Sony Pictures
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Ken Watanabe
Director: Rob Marshall
Release Date: March 28, 2006


* Sayuri's Other Journey: From the Novel to the Screen - Novelist Arthur Golden and the filmmakers discuss the eight year journey of turning the best-selling book into an award winning film.
* The Road to Japan - The filmmakers travel to Japan to experience the places in Kyoto that are featured in the book and discuss the challenges of shooting in some of Japan's most sacred locations.
* Geisha Bootcamp - A behind the scenes look at how the actresses learned the art of becoming a geisha
* Building the Hanamachi - Recreating the entire village of old Kyoto in a pasture in Southern California
* The Look of a Geisha - The most famous geishas were considered to be the supermodels of their time.  Learn the ancient secrets and modern twists to creating their hair, makeup and wardrobe for the film.
* The Music of Memoirs - John Williams, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman discuss the creative process of composing the Golden Globe winning score.
* A Geisha Dance - Follow the entire process of staging the geisha dances, from research through conception, casting sessions, rehearsals, filming and the final version of the movie.
* The World of Geisha - A look at the history of this secret world, from its ancient origins up to the geisha of today
* The Way of the Sumo - Explore the fascinating history of this ancient sport and meet some of today's Sumo Wrestling champions.
* Rob Marshall - An in-depth look at Director Rob Marshall
* A Day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa - World renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discusses his role in the film and shares some of his favorite recipes.
* Director Rob Marshall and Choreographer John DeLuca Audio Commentary
* Production Audio Commentaries - featuring Colleen Atwood (Costume Design), John Myhre (Production Design), Pietro Scalia (Editor)

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