1. Rashomon

1. Rashomon

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