Memoirs of a geisha
- DVD DRAMA (OSH, POW)
2-disc widescreen special ed.
English or French dialogue; optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Koji Yakusho, Youki Kudoh, Kaori Momoi, Gong Li, Tsai Chin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Suzuka Ohgo, Randall Duk Kim, Mako, Ted Levine.
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
2 videodiscs (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature subject matter and some sexual content.
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.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Arthur Golden.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.