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Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima
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Hitoshi Ueki Hitoshi Ueki
Nobuhiro Fujimaki
Norio Matsui Norio Matsui
Shumenosuke Ogura
Toshiya Ito Toshiya Ito
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Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô
Koyata Hatakeyama


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Hideo Oguni Hideo Oguni
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''Are there no gods... no Buddha?''

12 years, 1 month ago at Sep 14 15:40
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''Men prefer sorrow over joy... suffering over peace!''

An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.

Tatsuya Nakadai: Lord Hidetora Ichimonji

Born in 1910 Japan, Akira Kurosawa first studied painting before moving into film in the late 1930s. A well-known director in Japan throughout the 1940s, his 1950 produc... read more

Akira Kurosawa's crowning achievement...

12 years, 1 month ago at Sep 30 10:12
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"Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he dies."

To movie aficionados and cinema enthusiasts, Akira Kurosawa's name is synonymous with the title of 'cinematic god'. It's irrefutable that throughout Kurosawa's career (spanning over several decades) the director has created wonderful narratives and absolutely magnificent visual delights. To some people Kurosawa is the greatest... read more

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12 years, 9 months ago at Jan 19 22:09
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When I asked for an option of a good Japanese movie, I was introduced to Kurosawa's movies. Worried about being bored with a b&w, I chose Ran which was shot in 1985 in color. I am glad with my choice to being introduced to his work through 'Ran'. The version I saw was on DVD and the movie had gone through better color treatment and there was additional suppliments to the DVD which includes
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Description: A story of Greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge. The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) has decided to step aside to make room for the younger blood of his three sons, Taro (Akira Terao), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu). The Lord's only wish now being to live out his years as an honored guest in the castle of each of his sons in turn. While the older two sons flatter their father, the youngest son attempts to warn him of the folly of expecting the three sons to remain united, enraged at the younger son's attempt to point out the danger, the father banishes him. True to the younger son's warni ... (more)
Release date: 1 June 1985
UPC: 720917503424
Tags: Japan (27), War (20), Drama (18), Japanese (18), 1980s (17), Shakespeare (17), Samurai (15), Action (14), 1985 (13), Betrayal (11), Murder (10), Father Son Relationship (8), Epic (8), Cavalry (8), Forest (6), Hunting (6), France (5), Funeral (5), King Lear (5), Period Piece (5)
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" Notes: This flick is one of Akira Kurosawa’s most famous movies and probably his last masterpiece. In fact, the guy apparently spent decades prepping for this movie and I think it definitely shows on the screen. Indeed, he began writing the film 10 years before its release and he spent also ten years storyboarding every shot in the film as some paintings. This preparation went so far that ‘Kagemusha’, his previous directing effort, was actually some kind of 'practice' for the great Japan"


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