[Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, c2001.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Criterion Collection ; 138
Criterion Collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 138.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
DVD, Dolby digital mono.
Includes original Japanese and dubbed English language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English.
Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Kato.
Producer, Jingo Minoura ; screenplay, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto ; director, Akira Kurosawa ; photography, Kazuo Miyagawa.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on Yabu no naka (= In a grove) and Rashōmon and other stories by Ryunosuki Akutagawa.
Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
Special features: commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie ; video introduction by director Robert Altman ; excerpts from 'The world of Kazuo Miyagawa,' a documentary ; reprints of the Rashomon source stories ; Akira Kurosawa on Rashomon, a reprinted excerpt ; theatrical trailer.
RAS040 Criterion Collection