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Cult films and television on Japanese import VHS tapes, and more

Hakujaden – 1958 Japanese VHS Tape

16.00

This is a Genuine Factory Original Japanese Import NTSC VHS tape and it will play in all U.S. VCRs.

Presented in JAPANESE LANGUAGE ONLY with no English language or subtitles.

YEAR: 1958
AKA: The Legend of White Snake, Hakuja-Den, The Panda and the Magic Serpent
DIRECTOR: Taiji Yabushita, Kazuhiko Okabe
CAST: Voice talents of Hisaya Morishige and Mariko Miyagi and more
LANGUAGE: Japanese
STUDIO: Toei Video
PICTURE: Color+BW
RATING: Not Rated
REGION: N/A
FORMAT: NTSC
RECORDING SPEED: SP Mode
ASPECT RATIO: Full Frame
RUNNING TIME: 78m
NUMBER OF DISCS/TAPES: 1
CONDITION: Good
FORMER RENTAL: Yes

Japanese VHS release of Japan's first color, full-length animated feature served as an early inspiration for a young Hayao Miyazaki. This anime rarity starts off with a short making-of documentary (also from '58) narrated by then Toei president, including a lengthy tour of the burgeoning Toei Animation studio. The original box artwork has been cut and placed into a blue plastic clamshell case and is in good condition with some stickers and minimal wear. VHS tape has been previewed and plays great with minimal glitches. 

As per most vintage Japanese film releases on vhs or dvd, this film may contain some small optical pixelation or fogging to obscure any lower full frontal nudity.

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