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Call number: DVD FLC-JPN Rashomon

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Aspect ratio 1.33:1.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.

Based on Yabu no naka (= In a grove) and Rashōmon and other stories by Ryunosuki Akutagawa.

"Janus Films."

Special features: New high-definition digital transfer ; commentary by Donald Richie ; video introduction by Robert Altman ; excerpts from The world of Kazuo Miyagawa ; reprints of the Rashomon source stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a grove" and "Rashomon" ; Akira Kurosawa on Rashomon (excerpt from his book Something like an autobiography) ; theatrical trailer ; new English subtitle translation ; RSDL dual-layer ed.

Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Kato.

Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.

DVD ; Full screen.

Contents: Rashōmon and other stories. -- Yabu no naka.

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Community Reviews


It feels like everything that could be written about this would be prepostrously pretentious:

"This universally loved and constantly mimiced film that influenced all other directors pleased me."

"This classic of Japanese moviemaking, widely considered the best introduction in creation to the genre, was fun to watch."

"This was one of Kurosawa's best films."


All I can say is it was really cool.

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