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Title Ran / seisaku Herarudo Ēsu, Gurinitchi Firumu Purodakushon ; kyakuhon Kurosawa Akira, Oguni Hideo, Ide Masato ; eguzekyutibu purodyūsā Furukawa Katsumi ; purodyūsā Seruju Shiruberuman, Hara Masato ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.
Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2005]
Edition Special edition.

Series The Criterion collection ; 316
Criterion collection ; 316.
Subject Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Brothers -- Drama.
Families -- Japan -- Drama.
Alt Name Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-
Terao, Akira, 1947-
Nezu, Jinpachi, 1947-2016.
Ryu, Daisuke.
Harada, Mieko, 1958-
Miyazaki, Yoshiko, 1958-
Ueki, Hitoshi, 1926-2007.
Silberman, Serge.
Hara, Masato, 1931-
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Ide, Masato, 1920-1989.
Takemitsu, Tōru.
Prince, Stephen, 1955-
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011.
Marker, Chris, 1921-2012.
Wilmington, Michael.
Furukawa, Katsumi.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Greenwich Film Production S.A.
Herald Ace Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Alternate Title A.K.
Description 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
polychrome rdacc
Edition Special edition.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
Note Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles; credits in Japanese, English, and French.
Cast Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Peter, Takeshi Nomura, Hisashi Ikawa, Masayuki Yui, Kenji Kodama, Toshiya Ito, Norio Matsui, Kazuo Kato, Takeshi Kato, Jun Tazaki, Hitoshi Ueki.
Credits Directors of photography, Takao Saito ; music, Toru Takemitsu ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Summary An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
Note Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince; an appreciation of the film by director Sidney Lumet; theatrical trailers; Disc 2: "A.K.", a 74-minute film by director Chris Marker; a 30-minute documentary on the making of 'Ran', part of the "Toho Masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create"; a 35-minute video piece reconstructing 'Ran' through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches, created as part of the series "Image: Kurosawa's continuity"; new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai; a 28-page booklet featuring film critic Michael Wilmington and interviews with Kurosawa and composer Toru Takemitsu.
ISBN 1559409665
ISBN/ISSN 715515016827
Publisher # CC1618D Criterion Collection
OCLC # 62257105

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