Aragane is the first full-length movie by Oda Kaori, a talented Japanese director who had her debut in 2012 at the Nara International Film Festival with the short… 785 more words
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“Seppuku” (known here as “Harakiri” (1962) and the “Human Condition” trilogy (1959-61, based on Kobayashi Masaki’s wartime incarceration in a Manchurian forced labor camp) are among the most harrowing films I’ve seen, carried by superlative-deserving performances by Nakadai Tatsuya (who went on to play the central role in the last two great Kurosawa films, “Kagemusha” and “Ran”). 962 more words
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