One of the most important and influential film makers in cinematic history, Akira Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. His final masterpiece, Ran has been beautifully restored in 4K, approved by Director of Photography Shôji Ueda.
A reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear set in feudal Japan, Ran tells the story of Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai - Yojimbo, Kagemusha) an aging warlord who, after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his Kingdom amongst his three sons Taro (Akira Terao - Letter from the Mountain, Dreams), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu - The Man in White, Red Shadow: Akakage) and Saburo (Daisuke Ryû - Tôno Monogatari, Gojo reisenki: Gojoe). This leads to a brutal and bloody war between the brothers for absolute power of the kingdom.
Ran arrives on 4K UHD 19th July 2021 from StudioCanal.
- A.K. - Feature Length Chris Marker Documentary On Akira Kurosawa
- Interview With The Director Of Photography - Shôji Ueda
- Interview With Ms Mieko Harada
- Interview With Michael Brooke - Author/Journalist
- Stage Appearance At Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
- Ran: The Restoration
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