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DVD001037

Kagemusha

Kurosawa, Akira. Japan. 1980.

Title:
Kagemusha
Director:
Kurosawa, Akira
Production Co:
Toho Co., Ltd.; Kurosawa Productions
Country:
Japan
Year:
1980
Publisher:
Criterion Collection, 2005
Description:
2 videodiscs of 2.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Feature.   180 minutes.   color.   sound - Dolby digital monaural.   widescreen
Language:
Japanese with optional English subtitles
Genre:
drama; war
Notes:
In his late, color masterpiece, Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career - the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a mediation on the nature of power. Disc one includes commentary by Stephen Prince, as well as theatrical trailers and teasers. Disc two supplemental material includes: LUCAS, COPPOLA, AND KUROSAWA (2005, 19 minutes); documentary on the making of KAGEMUSHA; IMAGE: KUROSAWA’S CONTINUITY (41 minutes); Suntory Whiskey commercials made on the set of KAGEMUSHA; storyboards. Plus a 48-page booklet with director interview and critical essays.
Link to:
FII catalog |
Status:
In