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Ran [videorecording] / seisaku Herarudo Ēsu, Gurinitchi Firumu Purodakushon ; kyakuhon Kurosawa Akira, Oguni Hideo, Ide Masato ; eguzekyutibu purodyūsā Furukawa Katsumi ; purodyūsā Seruju Shiruberuman, Hara Masato ; kantoku Kurosawa Akira.

乱 [videorecording] / 製作ヘラルド・エース, グリニッチ・フィルム・プロダクション ; 脚本黒澤明, 小國英雄, 井出雅人 ; エクゼクティブ・プロデューサー古川勝巳 ; プロデューサーセルジュ・シルベルマン, 原正人 ; 監督黒澤明.

黒澤明, 1910-1998.仲代達也, 1932-寺尾聰, 1947-根津甚八, 1947-原正人.小國英雄, 1904-1996.井手雅人, 1920-1989.古川勝巳. Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998 (Director, Screenwriter). Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932- (Actor). Terao, Akira, 1947- (Actor). Nezu, Jinpachi, 1947- (Actor). Ryu, Daisuke. (Actor). Harada, Mieko, 1958- (Actor). Miyazaki, Yoshiko, 1958- (Actor). Ueki, Hitoshi, 1926-2007 (Actor). Silberman, Serge. (Producer). Hara, Masato. (Producer). Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996 (Screenwriter). Ide, Masato, 1920-1989 (Screenwriter). Takemitsu, Tōru. (Composer). Prince, Stephen, 1955- (Author of dialog). Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011 (Director). Marker, Chris, 1921-2012 (Director). Wilmington, Michael. (Contributor). Furukawa, Katsumi. (Producer). Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 King Lear. (Added Author). Greenwich Film Production S.A. (Added Author). Herald Ace Inc. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Peter, Takeshi Nomura, Hisashi Ikawa, Masayuki Yui, Kenji Kodama, Toshiya Ito, Norio Matsui, Kazuo Kato, Takeshi Kato, Jun Tazaki, Hitoshi Ueki. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

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Library Reserve Desk DVD 5918-5919 Disc 1 37684001085071 Learning Center Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1559409665
  • ISBN: 9781559409667
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on "King Lear" by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1985.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-321 (Coroniti).
Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince; an appreciation of the film by director Sidney Lumet; theatrical trailers; Disc 2: "A.K.", a 74-minute film by director Chris Marker; a 30-minute documentary on the making of 'Ran', part of the "Toho Masterworks" series "Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create"; a 35-minute video piece reconstructing 'Ran' through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches, created as part of the series "Image: Kurosawa's continuity"; new video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai; a 28-page booklet featuring film critic Michael Wilmington and interviews with Kurosawa and composer Toru Takemitsu.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directors of photography, Takao Saito ; music, Toru Takemitsu ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Peter, Takeshi Nomura, Hisashi Ikawa, Masayuki Yui, Kenji Kodama, Toshiya Ito, Norio Matsui, Kazuo Kato, Takeshi Kato, Jun Tazaki, Hitoshi Ueki.
Summary, etc.:
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles; credits in Japanese, English, and French.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Drama.
Brothers > Drama.
Families > Japan > Drama.
Genre: War films.
Samurai films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Peter, Takeshi Nomura, Hisashi Ikawa, Masayuki Yui, Kenji Kodama, Toshiya Ito, Norio Matsui, Kazuo Kato, Takeshi Kato, Jun Tazaki, Hitoshi Ueki.

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