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.
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