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Rashōmon [videorecording] / Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha seisaku ; seisaku Minoura Jingo ; gensaku Akutagawa Ryūnosuke ; kyakuhon Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira
Blu-rays Blu-rays | The Criterion Collection | 2012 | [Blu-ray version].
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY R WORLD (JAPANESE))
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Imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
Edition
[Blu-ray version].
Descript
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (44 p.)
Series
The Criterion collection ; 138
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 138.
System Det
Blu-ray; PCM mono; requires Blu-ray player
Note
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cast
Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Kato.
Credits
Producer, Jingo Minoura ; screenplay, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto ; director, Akira Kurosawa ; photography, Kazuo Miyagawa.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on Yabu no naka (In a grove) and Rashōmon and other stories by Ryunosuki Akutagawa.
Awards
Academy Awards, 1951: Honorary Foreign Language Film.
Audience
Rating: Not rated.
Summary
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, 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. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star.
Note
Special features: New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; Audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; Interview with director Robert Altman; Excerpts from 'The World of Kazuo Miyagawa', a documentary on Rashomon's cinematographer; 'A testimony as an image', a 68-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; Archivial audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura; Original and rerelease trailers; PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince; an excerpt from director Akira Kurusawa's 'Something like an autobiography'; and reprints of Rashomon's two source stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "Rashomon" and "In a grove".
Local Note
MW, 4-14
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ISBN
9781604656534
1604656530
ISBN/ISSN
715515100915
Music #
CC2201BD The Criterion Collection
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