A gorgeous and painterly late-period masterwork, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams gets a stellar 4K transfer and a surfeit of extras from Criterion.
At first it plays like a throwback to Kiki’s Delivery Service, then reveals itself to be less minimal than minor.
Miike makes so many movies that his only truly essential one should get a deserving HD release. No such luck, sadly.
Audition plays out like a comfy companion piece to Shall We Dance? before evolving into a torturous freakshow not unlike Baise-moi.