Rashomon - Criterion Collection (2002) Japan
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Director:Akira Kurosawa
Studio:Criterion
Producer:Minoru Jingo
Writer:Shinobu Hashimoto
Rating:4.5 (150 votes)
Rated:Unrated
Date Added:2010-02-22
ASIN:B00003CXC6
UPC:9780780024595
Price:$39.95
Genre:Art House & International
Release:2002-03-26
Duration:88
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Languages:Japanese
Subtitles:English
Features:Black and White, Special Edition
Akira Kurosawa  ...  (Director)
Shinobu Hashimoto  ...  (Writer)
 
Toshirô Mifune  ...  
Machiko Kyô  ...  
Masayuki Mori  ...  
Takashi Shimura  ...  
Minoru Chiaki  ...  
Kazuo Miyagawa  ...  Cinematographer
Akira Kurosawa  ...  Editor
Tags: Buddhism Drama Asia

Summary: This 1950 film by Akira Kurosawa is more than a classic: it's a cinematic archetype that has served as a template for many a film since. (Its most direct influence was on a Western remake, "The Outrage", starring Paul Newman and directed by Martin Ritt.) In essence, the facts surrounding a rape and murder are told from four different and contradictory points of view, suggesting the nature of truth is something less than absolute. The cast, headed by Kurosawa's favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, is superb. "--Tom Keogh"