|aMemoirs of a geisha|h[videorecording] /|cColumbia Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment present an Amblin Entertainment/Douglas Wick & Lucy Fisher production ; produced by Lucy Fisher, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Wick ; written by Robin Swicord ; directed by Rob Marshall.
|aCulver City, CA :|bSony Pictures Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bWei Han,|c2006, c2005.
|a1 videodisc (145 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the novel by Arthur Golden.
|aDirector of photography, Dion Beebe ; art directors, Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Tomas Voth ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; original music score, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre.
|aZiyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Watanabe, Togo Igawa, Mako, Samantha Futerman, Elizabeth Sung, Thomas Ikeda, Li Gong, Tsai Chin.
|aIn 1929, an impoverished nine-year-old named Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto's Gion district and subjected to cruel treatment from the owners and the head geisha Hatsumomo. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy in Hatsumomo and she is rescued by Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha. Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes the geisha named Sayuri, trained in all the artistic and social skills a geisha must master in order to survive in her society. As a renowned geisha, she enters a society of wealth, privilege, and political intrigue.
|aDVD ; region 3, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
|aIn English or Thai with optional Chinese, English, Korean or Thai subtitles.
|aGolden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams).
|aGolden, Arthur,|d1957- |tMemoirs of a geisha.
|aSocial skills|xStudy and teaching|zJapan|zKyoto|vDrama.