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Title 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 Oguni, Masato Ide ; réalisé par Akira Kurosawa.
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 = Ran / A Serge Silberman Production for Herald Ace Inc., Nippon Herald Film Inc., Greeniwich Film Production ; scénario et dialogues de Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide ; producteur exécutif, Katsumi Furukawa ; produit par Serge Silberman et Masato Hara ; réalisé pur Akira Kurowasa.

Published [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Special ed.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 316
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 316.
Notes Some credits from container.
Based on "King Lear" by William Shakespeare.
Originally released as a Japanese motion picture in 1985.
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.
Contents Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Credits Directors of photography, Takao Saito ; music, Toru Takemitsu ; DVD producer, Kim Hendrickson.
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.
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.
System notes DVD; NTSC, region 1; 1.85:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language notes Japanese dialogue with optional English subtitles; credits in Japanese, English, and French.
Other author Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998.
Ryu, Daisuke.
Harada, Mieko, 1958-
Miyazaki, Yoshiko, 1958-
Ueki, Hitoshi, 1926-2007.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear.
Silberman, Serge.
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996.
Takemitsu, Tōru.
Prince, Stephen, 1955-
Lumet, Sidney, 1924-
Marker, Chris, 1921-
Wilmington, Michael.
Nakadai, Tatsuya, 1932-
仲代達也, 1932-
Terao, Akira, 1947-
寺尾聰, 1947-
Nezu, Jinpachi, 1947-
根津甚八, 1947-
Hara, Masato.
Ide, Masato, 1920-1989.
井手雅人, 1920-
Furukawa, Katsumi.
Studio Canal+
Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
Nippon Herald Films.
Greenwich Film Production S.A.
Herald Ace Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Brothers -- Drama.
Families -- Japan -- Drama.
War films.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
Fiction films
Other title A.K.
ISBN 1559409665
Standard Number 715515016827
Publisher Number CC1618D Criterion Collection