Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby surround stereo.
Narrated by Richard Chamberlain.
Writers, Joan Owens-Meyerson, Deborah Ann Desnoo, Lyn Goldfarb ; producers/directors, Lyn Goldfarb, Deborah Ann Desnoo.
Originally produced for television broadcast on the PBS series Empires.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace.
Part one. The way of the samurai -- Part two. The will of the shogun -- Part three. The return of the barbarians.
Memoirs of a secret empire
Empires (Television program)
87787 Paramount Home Entertainment