Video — 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
1895, Japan. In a small village, Seki is the wife of the litter carrier Gisaburo. Seki has an affair with Toyiji, a man twenty-six years younger her. Toyiji becomes jealous of Gisaburo and plots with Seki to kill him. After Gisaburo has had plenty of sake to drink and goes to bed, the two strangle Gisaburo and dump his body inside a well in the woods. Seki tells the locals that Gisaburo moved to Tokyo to work. Finally, three years later, suspicions become very strong and people begin to gossip. To make matters worse, Gisaburo's ghost begins to haunt her and the law arrives to investigate his disappearance.
Video — 1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
A young executive hunts down his father's killer in director Akira Kurosawa's scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect.