UC Berkeley Library

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are open. Here’s what you need to know.

Using the Library during COVID-19

UC Berkeley’s library buildings are now open. To stay up to date on the Library’s policies and services during the pandemic, visit the Library’s COVID-19 webpage.

Japan

Dead or Alive 2: Birds (Tobosha)) (2000)

Directed by Takashi Miike. Cast: Show Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Edison Chen, Kenichi Endo, Teah. Now reunited, Mizuki and Shuichi team up to pay off their spiritual debts while staying one trigger-pull ahead of the mobsters and killers who want them dead. 97 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Death Train (Kyofu ressha) (2004)

Directed by Kazuyuki Sakamoto. Cast: Aja, Narumi Konno, Saya Tuki. Three high school friends on a weekend trip experience a strange flash of light and loud sound while on a train to an amusement park. Everything seems normal at first, but then strange things start happening including being chased by strange men in black. Plagued by nightmarish sensations they flee only to find themselves at the amusement park. They are stuck between nightmare and reality, between the walls of two worlds that are closing in on them. But which world is real? Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino.

Dersu Uzala (Soviet Union | Japan, 1974)

Director: Akira Kurosawa. An enthralling tale of an eccentric Mongolian frontiersman who is taken on as a guide by a Soviet surveying crew. While the soldiers at first perceive Dersu as a naive and comical relic of an uncivilized age, he quickly proves himself otherwise with displays of ingenuity and bravery unmatched by any member of the inexperienced mapping team, on more than one occasion becoming their unlikely savior. Originally made as a motion picture in 1974 as a joint Soviet and Japanese production. 140 min.

Devotion: A Story About Ogawa Productions

This documentary deals with the historical investigation of a post-war Japanese documentary filmmaking collective led by Ogawa Shinsuke, that made significant films of social struggle and village life. This documentary situates the revolutionary lifestyle and films of Ogawa Productions within the framework of the global student movement of the New Left in the mid 60s and the emerging documentary movement in Japan. Features interviews with members of the collective as well as directors Oshima Nagisa, Hara Kazuo, and Haneda Sumiko. In Japanese with English subtitles. c2000. 82 min.

DOA Final (2002)

Director: Takashi Miike. Cast: Show Aikawa, Riki Takeuchi, Richard Chen, Maria Chin. In Yokohama, AD 2346, a multiethnic melting pot is ruled by cruel Dictator Woo. Woo and his agenda are resisted by underworld rebels and enforced by super-cops. min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Dodes Ka-den (Dodesukaden) (1970)

Director: Akira Kurosawa. Cast: Zushi Yoshitaka, Sugai Kin, Tonomura Toshiyuki, Minami Shinsuke, Kusunoki Yu-ko. Follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. As desperate as their circumstances may seem, each of them, including the homeless father and son who dream of a home; the young woman hiding from the abuse she receives from her uncle; and a young boy who dreams of being a trolley conductor, find reasons to carry on. Based on: Kisetsu no nai machi by Yamamoto Shu-goro-.

Dogura Magura (1988)

Director: Toshio Matsumoto. A man is confined to a mental institution after trying to murder his fiancee. Two doctors relate his problem to an Asian philosophy that states that mental defects are transmitted from generation to generation. But is the whole thing merely a game concocted by the two physicians, who may even have driven themselves mad?. 109 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Dojoji

A Japanese No play in which a demon hides in a temple bell to be discovered and driven away by temple priests. In Japanese. 1980. 57 min.

Dolls (Doruzu) (2002)

Director, Takeshi Kitano. Cast: Kanno Miho, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada. Three stories of undying love. Bound by a long red cord, a young couple wanders in search of something they have forgotten. An aging yakuza returns to the park where he used to meet his long-lost girlfriend. A disfigured pop star confronts the phenomenal devotion of her biggest fan. 113 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Doppelganger (Dopperugenga) (2003)

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast: Yakusho Ko-ji, Nagasaku Hiromi, Santamaria Yusuke. A meek scientist meets and eventually learns to deal with his double, who, though physically identical to him, is frighteningly opposite in nature. 107 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Pages