Akira Kurosawa Licensed Movies

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  1. ForresterW

    ForresterW Stunt Coordinator

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    hello

    I am looking for Akira Kurosawa's movies that are offically license in any region with sub. i know Seven Samurai have been released in region 1, but is there any others which are out(in any region with sub) or any news on a up-comming release?? please let me know

    thank you =)
     
  2. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Off the top of my head; Yojimbo, Sanjuro, The hidden fortress and High and low is out on Criterion, and Rashomon is coming the end of march.

    Also, Ran is released from Fox lorber, but I hear the disc is not good, and I also kept hearing rumours about re-releases, so I didn't bother with it.
     
  3. Mark_vdH

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    In Europe The British Film Institute (BFI) has released some Kurosawa DVD's:
    Seven Samurai, Throne Of Blood, Yojimbo and Rashomon.
    To be released in March:
    Hidden Fortress and Stray Dog
    Edit: Rhapsody In August has been released by another company.
     
  4. AlbertAgullo

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    In Spain we have: "Redbeard", "Madadayo" and "Ikuru" as well, but awful DVDs and no english subtitles.
     
  5. Ken_McAlinden

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    There will be some repetition here, but for the sake of completeness, Region One has:
    Criterion
    Hidden Fortress
    High and Low
    Rashomon (Forthcoming)
    Seven Samurai
    Sanjuro
    Yojimbo
    Fox Lorber
    Madadayo
    Ran
    Kino
    Dersu Uzala
     
  6. Derek Faber

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    Criterion also has Dodes Ka'den(sp?).
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

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  8. Luc D

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    Any word on wether we'll ever see "Dreams" on DVD?
     
  9. Derek Faber

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    Well, I saw in a Criterion catalog, that Dodes Ka'den was listed alongide Rashomon as coming soon, unless things changed and they dumped it.
     
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    I'll be the first to confirm that the RAN disc sux bad. Bad picture quality, bad sound quality. NOTHING went into that disc, but good movie!

    Mike
     

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