Blood-spattered and brutal version of 'King Lear', with three sons instead of three daughters. Akira Kurosawa took the story and remade it into this highly regarded, blood splattered 'Period of the Warring States' epic. After years of ruthless slaughter Hidetero splits his kingdom amongst his sons seeking a peaceful retirement, but his life descends into chaos as he is unable to escape the corruption within his own family and the torment within his soul.
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- Interviews: Shôji Ueda (Cinematographer), Mieko Harada (Actor), Michael Brooke (Film Expert)
- Other Documentary: 'AK', ''Ran' - The Restoration', 'Akira Kurosawa: The Epic and the Intimate', 'Akira Kurosawa By Catherine Cadou', 'Art of the Samurai', 'The Samurai'
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Mieko Harada, Hisashi Igawa, Peter, Hitoshi Veki, Jun Tazaki, Norio Matsui, Hitoshi Ueki, Masayuki Yui, Peter
Contributors: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, Masato Hara, Serge Silberman, Tôru Takemitsu, Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saitô, Shôji Ueda
Format: Blu-ray / Digitally Restored
Main Language: Japanese
Region: Region B
Release Date: 2 May 2016
Originally Issued: 1985
No of Discs: 2
Dimensions: 174 x 136 x 17 (mm)
Genre: World Cinema
BBFC Cert: (12) Suitable for 12 years and over.
Run Time: 155 mins