This Monday, Artificial Eye release the superb The Mizoguchi Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, bringing together some of legendary Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi’s finest works including Sisters of Goin (1936), Osaka Elegy (1936) and The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939). To celebrate, Artificial Eye have kindly provided THREE DVD copies of the collection to give away to you, our readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook fans, so if you haven’t already, head over to, ‘Like’ us, and then follow the instructions below.

The label ‘master filmmaker’ is often overused, but in the case of prolific Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi, it is totally justified. Ranked among the likes of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirô Ozu, Mizoguchi had a directing career spanning 33 years and over 50 films, beginning with what he considered his first ‘serious’ effort, Sisters of Goin, in 1936, which is included in this excellent new Artificial Eye collection focusing on his middle period.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of  The Mizoguchi Collection, just answer the following simple question.

Which of Kenji Mizoguchi’s films won the prestigious Silver Lion at the 1953 Venice Film Festival?

a) A Geisha
b) Ugetsu
c) The Woman in the Rumor

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Mizoguchi’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link:

The Mizoguchi Collection is available to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 12 March.

The competition closes at 6pm on Friday 16 March, 2012.

Daniel Green

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
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