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Title Rashōmon [(Blu-ray) videorecording] / Daiei Kabushiki Kaisha seisaku ; seisaku, Minoura Jingo ; gensaku, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke ; kyakuhon, Kurosawa Akira, Hashimoto Shinobu ; kantoku, Kurosawa Akira.
羅生門 [videorecording] / 大映株式会社製作 ; 製作, 箕浦甚吾 ; 原作, 芥川龍之介 ; 脚本, 黒澤明, 橋本忍 ; 監督, 黒澤明.

Edition [Blu-ray version].
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2012]
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Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Series The Criterion collection ; 138
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 138.
System Details Blu-ray disc, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; PCM mono; requires Blu-ray player
Language Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Cast Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki.
Credits Cinematography, Miyagawa Kazuo ; production design, Takashi Matsuyama ; music, Fumio Hayasaka.
Note Based on Yabu no naka (In a grove) and Rashōmon and other stories by Ryunosuki Akutagawa.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Special features: New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; Audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; Interview with director Robert Altman; Excerpts from 'The World of Kazuo Miyagawa', a documentary on Rashomon's cinematographer; 'A testimony as an image', a 68-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; Archivial audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura; Original and rerelease trailers; PLUS: a booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince; an excerpt from director Akira Kurusawa's 'Something like an autobiography'; and reprints of Rashomon's two source stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, "Rashomon" and "In a grove".
Awards Academy Awards, 1951: Honorary Foreign Language Film.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
Summary A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star.
Subject Murder -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Rape -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Samurai -- Japan -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Subjectivity -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Memory -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films Japan.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Added Author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998, screenwriter, director.
黒澤明, 1910-1998.
Minoura, Jingo, producer.
Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997, actor.
三船敏郎, 1920-1997.
Mori, Masayuki, 1911-1973, actor.
森雅之, 1911-1973.
Kyo, Machiko, 1924- actor.
京マチ子, 1924-
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982, actor.
志村喬, 1905-1982.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999, actor.
千秋実, 1917-1999.
Honma, Fumiko, 1910- actor.
本間文子, 1910-
Katō, Daisuke, 1911-1975, actor.
加東大介, 1911-1975
Hayasaka, Fumio, 1914-1955, composer (expression)
早坂文雄, 1914-1955
Daiē, Kabushiki Kaisha.
大映, 株式会社.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon
Added Title Rashōmon (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604656534
Standard No. 715515100915
Music No. CC2201BD The Criterion Collection
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