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Yojimbo & Sanjuro The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion - Made just one year later, sanjuro matches yojIMBO's storytelling dexterity, yet adds a layer of world-weary pragmatism that brings the duo to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion. The masterless samurai sanjuro, was so entertainingly embodied by the brilliant Toshiro Mifune, dusty village, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, that it was only a matter of time before he returned in a sequel.
Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa's oeuvre, YOJIMBO surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. Factory sealed DVD.
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Rashomon The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 25734195 - This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune Yojimbo—to the Western world. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks.
Factory sealed DVD. 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. Factory sealed DVD.
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Criterion Collection: Hidden Fortress Blu-rayCriterion Collection 35176748 - Factory sealed DVD. This rip-roaring ride is among the director s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas s Star Wars. A grand-scale adventure as only akira kurosawa seven samurai could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune Yojimbo as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan s princess a fierce Misa Uehara as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory.
. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. The hidden fortress delivers Kurosawa s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. Blu-ray special edition features - New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack- Alternate 5.
Criterion Collection: Hidden Fortress Blu-ray - 1 surround soundtrack preserving the original perspecta simulated stereo effects, presented in dts-hd master audio- new audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa- Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create- Interview from 2001 with filmmaker George Lucas about Kurosawa- Trailer- New English subtitle translation- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell Factory sealed DVD.
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Ran StudioCanal Collection Blu-rayLIONSGATE - Multiple formats, dolby, blu-ray, ac-3, Color, Subtitled, NTSC, dubbed, Widescreen.162 minutes. Region A/1. Lord hidetora and his three sons wreak epic 16th-century chaos in this modified "King Lear. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Factory sealed DVD. R. English & danish, french, italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Finnish, Swedish Subtitles.
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Throne of Blood Blu-rayCriterion Collection (Direct) 34193195 - Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Region A/1. Factory sealed DVD. Multiple formats, blu-ray, ac-3, Color, Subtitled, dolby, NTSC, dubbed, Widescreen.162 minutes. This japanese "macbeth" features a samurai, his scheming wife and a flurry-of-arrows finale. R. Factory sealed DVD. English & danish, finnish, dutch, Spanish, German, french, italian, Norwegian, Swedish Subtitles.
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The Samurai Trilogy The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection - The samurai trilogy, was one of japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki The Rickshaw Man and starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune Seven Samurai, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. English & danish, italian, spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, french, Dutch, German, Swedish Subtitles.
Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. Region A/1. Multiple formats, blu-ray, ac-3, NTSC, Color, Subtitled, dolby, dubbed, Widescreen.162 minutes. Based on a novel that’s often called japan’s gone with the Wind, this sweeping saga fictionalizes the life of the legendary seventeenth-century swordsman and writer and artist Musashi Miyamoto, following him on his path from unruly youth to enlightened warrior.
The Samurai Trilogy The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - With these three films—1954’s oscar-winning musashi miyamoto, 1955’s Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and 1956’s Duel at Ganryu Island—Inagaki created a passionate epic that’s equal parts tender love story and bloody action. R.
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The Seventh Seal The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion 5216009 - Factory sealed DVD. R. Few films have had as large a cultural impact as Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet. Multiple formats, dubbed, dolby, Color, Blu-ray, ac-3, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen.162 minutes. Factory sealed DVD. Region A/1. Factory sealed DVD. English & danish, finnish, norwegian, french, Dutch, italian, Spanish, German, Swedish Subtitles.
Factory sealed DVD. Much studied; imitated; even parodied; but never outdone; Bergman's stunning allegory of man's search for meaning was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America's 1950s art house heyday; pushing cinema's boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades; a knight Max von Sydow encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.
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Kagemusha The Criterion Collection Blu-raySony Pictures Home Entertainment 5459023 - Unsure he would be able to film it, the director, converted Kagemusha into a series of paintings, an aspiring artist before he entered filmmaking, and it was partly on the basis of these that he won the financial support of longtime admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. For some time, shingen takeda tatsuya Nakadai has been able to stay removed from the heat of battle by using his brother Nobukado Tsutomu Yamazaki as a double.
Just as many american studio-era directors found acclaim abroad that was denied them in their home country, by 1980 Akira Kurosawa's reputation outside Japan exceeded his esteem at home. Factory sealed DVD. Multiple formats, dolby, dubbed, Blu-ray, ac-3, Color, Subtitled, NTSC, Widescreen.162 minutes. As the film opens, nobukado offers another option, having discovered a condemned thief also pla Factory sealed DVD.
Kagemusha The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Region A/1. Set in the 16th century, when powerful warlords competed for control of Japan, it offers an examination of the nature of political power and the slipperiness of identity. English & danish, italian, german, french, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish Subtitles. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD.
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Ikiru The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection (Direct) 34392706 - Pb drama. Release date: 2015/11/24. One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Factory sealed DVD. Multiple formats, subtitled, dolby, NTSC, dubbed, ac-3, Color, Blu-ray, Widescreen.
162 minutes. Blu-ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, and featuring interviews with kurosawa, created as part of the toho masterworks series akira kurosawa: it is wonderful to create, script supervisor teruyo nogami, actor Takashi Shimura, writer Hideo Oguni, author of The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa • A Message from Akira Kurosawa 2000, a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with Kurosawa • Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Audio commentary from 2004 by Stephen Prince, and others • Trailer • Essays by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer and critic Donald Richie Factory sealed DVD.
Ikiru The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Presented in a radically conceived two-part structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive. Run time: 90 English & danish, italian, french, Norwegian, Spanish, German, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish Subtitles. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD.
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8 1/2 The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion - Pb drama. Factory sealed DVD. Oscar for best foreign-language film. An italian film director seeks the meaning of life despite his wife, mistress and flatterers. Run time: 90 Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. R. Multiple formats, ntsc, subtitled, Blu-ray, dolby, Color, ac-3, dubbed, Widescreen.162 minutes. Factory sealed DVD.
. Region A/1. Directed by Federico Fellini. English & danish, finnish, french, Dutch, Spanish, italian, Norwegian, German, Swedish Subtitles. Factory sealed DVD. Factory sealed DVD. Release date: 2015/11/24.
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