Tag: Akira Kurosawa

RASHOMON Criterion Blu-ray Review

     December 12, 2012

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Invoke the phrase “greatest movie of all time,” and you’d better bring your A-game. Film fans don’t take their “bests” lightly; while fleeting passions may prompt easy praise (Avatar anyone?), smart folks know that real quality stands the test of …

Three New Screenplays by Akira Kurosawa Discovered in Japan

     October 29, 2010

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Three previously undiscovered screenplays by master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa have been uncovered in Japan.  According to Sankei Sports (via The Playlist), Tokyo University Media Professor, Yasuki Hamano found the screenplays while researching for his upcoming book series Akira Kurosawa Archives …

SEVEN SAMURAI Criterion Blu-ray Review

     October 21, 2010

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For years now Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai has been ranked as one of the best movies ever made, and is usually considered one of the finest achievement in cinema. In the most recent Sight and Sound poll of the best …

KAGEMUSHA Criterion Blu-ray Review

     August 27, 2009

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Akira Kurosawa had three periods, all of which offered masterpieces. There was his early period, up to 1950’s Rashomon. This includes the excellent Stray Dog. At the time Akira Kurosawa was refining his craft. With Rashomon, Kurosawa entered the world …