1 videodisc (approximately 145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from disc surface.
Blu-ray Disc release of the 2005 film.
Special features: commentary with Rob Marshall and John Deluca ; commentary with Colleen Atwood, John Myhre and Pietro Scalia ; Sayuri's journey: from the novel to the screen ; The road to Japan ; Geisha bootcamp ; Building the Hanamachi ; The look of a geisha ; The music of "Memoirs" ; A geisha's dance ; The world of the geisha ; The way of the sumo ; Director Rob Marshall's story ; A day with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa ; Chef Nobu's recipes ; Behind the scenes photo gallery ; Costume illustrations photo gallery.
Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Pietro Scalia ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood.
Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li.
In 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.
MPAA rated: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
CHV rating: PG; not recommended for young children, sexual content.
Blu-ray, regions A/B/C ; PCM 5.1 uncompressed (English) and 5.1 (English, French, Thai), stereo (English special features) ; widescreen (2.40:1), 1080p high definition (main feature), standard definition (special features).
English (main and special features), French, Thai dialogue with optional English, Korean (main and special features), Chinese (main and special features), French, Portuguese, Spanish (main and special features), Thai (main and special features) subtitles; Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best original score - Motion Picture (John Williams).