Rashōmon [videorecording] / Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha seisaku ; seisaku Minoura Jingo ; gensaku Akutagawa Ryūnosuke ; kyakuhon Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira
Blu-rays | The Criterion Collection | 2012 | [Blu-ray version].
Available at Adult Blu-ray-Feature Film (Call number: BLU-RAY R WORLD (JAPANESE))
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, 
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (44 p.)
The Criterion collection ; 138
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 138.
Blu-ray; PCM mono; requires Blu-ray player
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
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.
Academy Awards, 1951: Honorary Foreign Language Film.
Rating: Not rated.
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.
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".
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