Various shots of Oshima - very badly decomposed - probably unusable.
All shots in this film are suffering so badly from decomposition that I would suggest the film is completely unusable.
"In a far-off island, where the sea can be rough - and kind by turns." L/S of waves crashing over rocks. High angle shot of a harbour - very badly decomposed - unusable. "Even rough weather has its compensations, however, for driftwood is the aftermath of the storm." Men carry barrels on their head - very badly decomposed - unusable.
"The girls of Oshima, however, have another claim to fame - their long hair. If they wore it loose they'd trip over it." Shot missing. "Coiled on top of their head, it makes a good shock-absorber. The evidence..." C/U of back of woman's head. L/S of beach scene.
Note: this is one of the NFTVA prints made from our decomposing nitrate. Image damage is quite bad - probably unusable.