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Ran

Spine #316
Out-of-print



Release:
Nov 22, 2005
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

Ran

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Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Takashi Shimura
Licensor: Fox Lorber/Wellspring

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With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
  • An appreciation of the film by director Sidney Lumet
  • A.K., a 74-minute film by director Chris Marker
  • A 30-minute documentary on the making of Ran, part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • A 35-minute video piece reconstructing Ran through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches, created as part of the series Image: Kurosawa's Continuity
  • New video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai
  • Theatrical trailers

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