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Ran

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One of the most important and influential film makers in cinematic history, Akira Kursawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. His final masterpiece, RAN has been beautifully restored in 4k for the first time.

A reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear set in feudal Japan, Ran tells the story of Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsya Nakadai – Yojimbo, Kagemusha) an aging warlord who, after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his Kingdom amongst his three sons Taro (Akira Terao - Letter from the Mountain, Dreams), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu – The Man in White, Red Shadow: Akakage) and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu - Tono monogatari, Gojo reisenki: Gojoe).

When Saburo voices concerns about the wisdom of his father’s plan, claiming that treachery within the family will be inevitable, Hidetora mistakes these comments for a threat and when his servant Tango comes to Saburo's defense, he banishes both of them. This allows Taro and Jiro to take charge, unopposed, leading to a brutal and bloody struggle for the absolute power of the warlord.

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Akira Kurosawa: The Epic and The Intimate
Akira Kurosawa by Catherine Cadou
Art of the Samurai
Interview with the Director of Photography - Mr Ueda
Interview with Micheal Brooke
Interview with Ms Mieko Harada
Stage appereance at Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
The Samurai
Set of 4 artcards and booklet

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 17.2 x 13.6 x 1.8 cm; 200 Grams
  • Subtitles: ‏ : ‎ English
  • Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Studiocanal
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01BF2766W
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great restoration
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2018
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2.0 out of 5 stars DVD Ran.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film: Ran by Akira Kurosawa (restored 1985 film)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 June 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 January 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant film, I couldn't find any fault with it ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 August 2017
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