The Resource The art of self-defense

The art of self-defense

Label
The art of self-defense
Title
The art of self-defense
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a roving motorcycle gang attacks him on the street, timid bookkeeper Casey joins a neighbourhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and hardcore brown belt Anna, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written and directed by Riley Stearns
Date time place
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019
Intended audience
Rating: MA 15+ - Strong violence
Language note
English dialogue. No subtitles
PerformerNote
Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1986-
  • 1983-
  • 1989-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stearns, Riley
  • Eisenberg, Jesse
  • Nivola, Alessandro
  • Poots, Imogen
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Karate
  • Karate teachers
  • Masculinity
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The art of self-defense
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID4168
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251559344
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (105 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256020575
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID4168
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 4 ; 1.85:1, 16:9 widescreen ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The art of self-defense
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Umbrella Entertainment: DAVID4168
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251559344
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD-video (105 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
9344256020575
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
DAVID4168
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; NTSC ; Region 4 ; 1.85:1, 16:9 widescreen ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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