Following World War II, a retired professor, approaching his autumn years, finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
With 'Ran', legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular
historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life
masterpiece, a profound...
When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom
An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, though, to...
In Kurosawa’s sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young
warriors weed out their clan’s evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a “proper” samurai on its
To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) turns a range war
between two evil clans to his own advantage in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo.
Akira Kurosawa directs this spirited period action-adventure in which two conniving peasants are tasked with smuggling a general, a princess and the remains of her family's wealth through mountainous, hostile territory in feudal...