In many ways, Toshirô Mifune the man remains just as mysterious after watching the film as he was before.
The Challenge arrives on home video without a single extra from Kino Lorber in a stellar but barebones Blu-ray presentation.
The wonderful new audio commentary nearly serves to distract from the image transfer, which is sporadically gorgeous, but inconsistent.
Long saddled as simply an escapist comprise, Kurosawa’s unabashedly entertaining 1958 film gets an unexpectedly substantial Blu-ray upgrade.
A sterling presentation that’s been produced with an eye toward drawing budding new fans toward the work of one of cinema’s greatest artists.
While later installments of the series tend toward graphic-novel length, this book is comprised entirely of short stories, making it an ideal sampler for those new to Sakai’s work.
It connects two warring social perspectives, finding a common ground between them in the pressurized corners of the classic crime drama.
This orgiastic transfer more than simply blows away the previous DVD release of the film.
Your reaction to Rashômon will likely be determined, at least in part, by your attitude towards Nietzsche’s assertion: “God is dead.”
Akira Kurosawa often referred to Drunken Angel as the movie in which the Japanese director finally found his style.