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Restored Akira Kurosawa masterpiece - RAN - out on dvd and Blu Ray

RAN (15) 1985 JAPAN KUROSAWA, AKIRA DVD £19.99 BLU RAY £24.99
This complex, newly restored, Oscar-winning epic is Kurosawa’s interpretation of King Lear.

Set in 16th century Japan,  ailing warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai) cedes his power to his three sons, who are selfish and treacherous. 34 more words

Japanese Cinema

Drunken Angel (Kurosawa, 1948)

With this 1948 feature legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa made his first real mark on world cinema, his subsequent rise to fame coinciding with that of actor Toshiro Mifune, whom he used here for the first of 16 collaborations, a remarkable association that lasted the span of 17 years before a falling out after 1965’s… 557 more words

UTM's Favourite Japanese Films

Aside from our love/hatred of music, the thing that bonds us together at UTM is our appreciation for Japanese cinema. We’ve lost countless hours to Crunchyroll and spent entire nights out sitting in a dark corner of a club enthusing about Kurosawa’s legacy. 1,351 more words


Joe's Random Movie Trivia: "A Fistful of Dollars"

This infamous 1964 spaghetti western is actually an illegal remake of a 1961 samurai film called “Yojimbo”. This resulted in a law suit and the film was shelved for three years before being released in America. 74 more words


62 years ago today, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai was released in Japan. The movie would go on to become the third highest grossing film in Japan for 1954.




If you’ve been in Britain over the last couple weeks, there’s little doubt you’ll be aware of the fact that last Saturday was the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s demise. 1,249 more words