RAN (Vintage World Cinema) [Blu-ray] [2021]

Release Date: 19 July 2021 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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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.

Features

• 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
Release Date: 19 July 2021
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
SKU: OPTU4413