Item Details

Ran [videorecording]

Studio Canal ; distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. and Nippon Herald Films, Inc. ; [presented by] Serge Silberman and Katsumi Furukawa ; [a French-Japanese coproduction Greenwich Film Production S.A. Paris/Herald Ace Inc./Nippon Herald Films Inc. (Tokyo)] ; produit par Serge Silberman et Masato Hara ; scénario et dialogues de Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Ogu...
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Sidney Lumet; Chris Marker
Performers
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.
Release Date
1985
Run Time
160 min.
Language
In Japanese dialogue with English subtitles; credits in Japanese, English, and French
Notes
  • Title and credits from container.
  • Based on "King Lear" by William Shakespeare.
  • Videodisc release of a 1985 Japanese motion picture.
  • Series numbering from container spine.
  • Edition from container.
  • 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.
Related Title
A.K.
Edition
Special ed
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 316
Criterion collection 316
Contents
  • Disc 1. The film
  • disc 2. The supplements.
ISBN
1559409665, 9781559409667
Credits
Directors of photography, Takao Saito ; music, Toru Takemitsu ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.
Publisher no.
CC1618D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
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