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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection)

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection)

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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection)[DVD]Special Edition

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Ran) brings eight of the beloved director s own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master s unconscious, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic visions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power-plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of art, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker s imagination at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

TWO-DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Masaharu Ueda
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince
  • Making of Dreams (1990), a 150-minute documentary shot on-set and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • New interview with assistant director Takashi Koizumi
  • New interview with production manager Teruyo Nogami
  • Kurosawa s Way (2011), a fifty-minute documentary by director Akira Kurosawa s longtime translator Catherine Cadou, featuring interviews with filmmakers Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bernardo Bertolucci, Clint Eastwood, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Bong Joon-ho, Abbas Kiarostami, Hayao Miyazaki, Martin Scorsese, Julie Taymor, Shin ya Tsukamoto, and John Woo
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Run Time: 120 minutes

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri and Kurosawa s script for a never-filmed ninth dream, introduced by Nogami

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    Title: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Drama, Foreign-Japanese
    Starring: Chishu Ryu, Martin Scorsese
    Attributes: Special Edition, 4K Mastering, Widescreen, Subtitled
    Release Date: 11/15/2016
    Original Year: 1990
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: PG
    Catalog #: 2697
    UPC: 715515188814
    Item #: 1742563X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/15/2016
    Run Time: 120 minutes
    Studio: Criterion

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