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Title Rashomon [(DVD) videorecording] / [Daiei Co. ; produced by Jingo Minoura ; scenario by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa].

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2002]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE RAS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE RAS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 138.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Criterion collection ; 138.
Audience Rated PG.
System Details DVD format; Dolby digital mono.; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; RSDL dual layer; high definition transfer with restored image and sound.
Language Soundtracks in Japanese or English; English subtitles.
Note Based on: In a bush by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1950 by Daiei, Japan.
Special features include: commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; video introduction by Robert Altman; excerpts from The world of Kazuo Miyagawa (cinematographer); reprints from Rashomon source stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a bush" and "Rashomon"; excerpt about Rashomon from Kurosawa's book "Something like an autobiography"; theatrical trailer.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits Director, Akira Kurosawa ; writers, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki.
Summary Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
Subject DVDs.
Genre Feature films Japan.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Feature films.
Added Author Minoura, Jingo.
Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Kyo, Machiko, 1924-
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997.
Mori, Masayuki, 1911-1973.
Miyagawa, Kazuo, 1908-1999.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999.
Ueda, Kichijirō, 1904-1972.
Honma, Fumiko.
Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975.
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927. Yabu no naka.
Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision (Firm)
Cover Title Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon
Note Also known as: In the woods
Added Title Rasho-Mon
ISBN 0780024591
Standard No. 037429161821
Music No. RAS040 Criterion Collection
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