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Rashomon

Spine #138



Release:
Nov 6, 2012
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

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

Rashomon

Other Versions:

2002 Edition

Blu-ray


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

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A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema-and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune-to the Western world.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
  • Video introduction by director Robert Altman
  • Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa, a documentary on Rashomon's cinematographer
  • A Testimony as an Image, a sixty-eight-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Archival audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura
  • Original and rerelease trailers
  • New English subtitle translation

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