A Japanese pacifist strives to preserve his beliefs during World War II, in "The Human Condition, Part 1" (1959), the first part of Masaki Kobayashi's thoughtful film trilogy. Tatsuya Nakadai stars as an administrator who enrages his superiors by dealing humanely with striking mine workers and POWs. AKA: "No Greater Love." Then, "The Human Condition, Part 2" (1960) follows the plight of hero Nakadai as he serves punishment duty in Manchuria, enduring wild accusations and beatings from sadistic officers for the sake of his humanism. AKA: "The Road to Eternity." And, Nakadai achieves freedom from his cruel Japanese commanders and permits himself to be captured by Russian troops, hoping for better treatment as a POW, in the final installment "The Human Condition, Part 3" (1961). AKA: "A Soldier's Prayer." 9 1/2 hrs. total on four discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Japanese Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; theatrical trailers; more. In Japanese with English subtitles.