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Rashomon

Spine #138
Out-of-print



Release:
Mar 26, 2002
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Rashomon

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2012 Edition

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Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Kato
Licensor: Daiei Co.

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Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, Rashomon is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. Toshiro Mifune gives another commanding performance in the eloquent masterwork that revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the world.

Supplements
  • Commentary by Japanese film historian Donald Richie
  • Video introduction by Robert Altman
  • Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa, a documentary film about Rashomon's cinematographer
  • Reprints of the Rashomon source stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a Grove" and "Rashomon"
  • Akira Kurosawa on Rashomon: a reprinted excerpt from his book Something Like an Autobiography
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
  • Theatrical trailer

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