Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1950
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 037429-161821
Running time: 1:28 (88 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Black & White, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 26, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#97)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 28, 2004
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, Rashomon is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. Toshiro Mifune gives another commanding performance in the eloquent masterwork that revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the world.
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Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
Rashomon (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Drama
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Daiei Studios
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Janus Films
 • Home Vision Entertainment
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Tags
Asia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Introduction by Robert Altman, Booklet
Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Shinobu Hashimoto....Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa....Screenwriter
Ryunosuke Akutagawa....Original Material By
Production
Jingo Minoura....Producer
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Shigeo Nishida....Film Editor
Music
Fumio Hayasaka....Composer
Sound
Yan Oya....Sound
Art
So Matsuyama....Production Designer
Uichi Ohata....Costume Designer
Etsuo Akashi....Make-up Artist
Cast
Masayuki Mori....The Man
Takashi Shimura....The Woodcutter
Machiko Kyo....The Woman
Toshiro Mifune....The Bandit
Daisuke Kato....The Policeman
Fumiko Honma....The Medium
Kichijiro Ueda....The Commoner
Minoru Chiaki....The Priest