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Special Package Plan
Silent Film Screening with Sakamoto Raiko as Benshi

Today we are here to offer a package plan with a rich lineup of katsuben (silent film narration) films at a reasonable price to both you who are familiar with silent films and others who are new to the world of silent films. Please enjoy the films with narration by Sakamoto Raiko, an upcoming benshi highly appraised for his rapidly growing talent.

*Screening will be accompanied by music played on a MD player.

[Plan A]

Yoraba Kiruzo: Selected Period Films(Performance time: 1hr. 40 min. - 2 hrs.)
This plan is a collection of major works of the people's all-time favorite period film stars popular and admired by many fans still to this day. This package plan is recommended for groups with many elderly people.

Chikemuri Takadanobaba (Blood Splattered at Takadanobaba)
1928 (6 min.)
Directed by: Ito Daisuke
Starring: Okochi Denjiro

Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko (The Idle Vassal)
1930 (15 min.)
Directed by: Furumi Takuji
Starring: Ichikawa Utaemon

*In addition to the two mentioned above, please select one film from the three listed below as the main film to be screened for this package.
A-1 Orochi (Serpent)
1925 (75 min.)
Directed by: Futagawa Buntaro
Starring: Bando Tsumasaburo
A-2 Kurama Tengu
1928 (75 min.)
Directed by: Yamaguchi Teppei
Starring: Arashi Kanjuro
A-3 Banba no Chutaro Mabuta no Haha (Banba no Chutaro, In Search of Mother)
1931 (65 min.)
Directed by: Inagaki Hiroshi
Starring: Kataoka Chiezo


[Plan B]

Niko-niko Taikai: Box of Laughter(Performance time: 1hr. 30 min. - 1hr. 45 min.)
This is a collection of three comedy films hilarious beyond reason. Highly entertaining, families with young children may also simply enjoy these films.

B-1 〈Films Starring the World's Big Three Masters of Comedy〉(Performance time: approx. 1 hr. 45 min.)
The Adventurer
1917 (20 min.)
Directed by; Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin
Grandma's Boy
1922 (16 min.)
Directed by: Fred Newmeyer
Starring: Harold Lloyd
Seven Chances
1925 (56 min.)
Directed by: Buster Keaton
Starring: Buster Keaton

B-2 〈Three Slapstick Hilarious Comedy Films〉(Performance time: approx. 1 hr. 30 min.)
Kodakara Sodo (The Treasure That Is Children)
1935 (34 min.)
Directed by: Saito Torajiro
Starring: Ogura Shigeru
One A.M.
1916 (18 min.)
Directed by: Charles Chaplin
Starring: Charles Chaplin
Kid Speed
1924 (20 min.)
Starring: Larry Semon

Performance fee: Same rate for all plans, each at 210,000 yen (including tax)
(Included in the performance fee are the benshi's performance fee, music operator's fee, film rental fee and fee for using the music. Transportation expense (and accommodation expense, if any) will be charged separately. We will also provide a separate estimate for people interested in using our service for dispatch of projectionist.)

For inquiries, please contact:
Matsuda Film Productions (contact person: Matsuda)
3-18-4 Towa, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0003, Japan
Tel: 03-3605-9981
Fax: 03-3605-9982
E-mail: katsuben@matsudafilm.com

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