Akira Kurosawa's hugely influential 1950 historical crime drama. Winner of the top prize at the 1952 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Academy Award the same year, the film concerns a woodcutter (Takashi Shimura) who witnesses a horrific series of events - an ambush, the rape of a noblewoman (Machiko Kyo) and the subsequent murder of her samurai husband (Mayasuki Mori) by a bandit (Toshiro Mifune). Yet, in the recounting of the incidents at the trial, differing versions come from all involved, thus raising questions about the reliability of subjective 'truth'.

Special features:
Newly restored in High Definition
New audio commentary by Kurosawa expert Stuart Galbraith IV
Rashômon at 65 (Stuart Galbraith IV, 2015, 34 mins): documentary visiting some of Rashômon's key locations, featuring interviews with former staff from Daiei-Kyoto Studios
John Boorman on Rashômon (6 mins)
2010 BFI theatrical reissue trailer
Illustrated booklet with a new essay by Stuart Galbraith IV and full credits
Japan | 1950 | black & white | Japanese with English subtitles | 85 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Dolby Digital 2.0 audio (320kbps) | Cert 12 (contains moderate violence and sex references) | Region 2 DVD

Regisseur: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki,

Ondertiteling: Engels
€ 12,95