Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gremlins (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Blu-ray)
$5.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Ocean Giants (Blu-ray)
$11.99
Ripper Street: Season Two (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Weird Science (Blu-ray)
$6.96
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$16.98
The Goonies (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Despicable Me 2 (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Planet Earth | Life (Blu-ray)
$54.99
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Blu-ray)
$10.99


Deals


 Best deals
 New deals
 Lowest prices
 New price drops
 New lowest prices
 Big price drops


Reviews


 New reviews
 Browse reviews
 Search reviews

Releases


 Release calendar
 Now available
 New releases
 Coming soon
 Recently listed
 New pre-orders
 New covers

Top lists


 Top movies
 Top collected
 Top Blu-ray
 Top sellers
 Top pre-orders

Database


 Search movies
 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray box sets
 TV on Blu-ray
 3D movies

Community


 Latest reviews
 Top reviewers
 Top contributors

By genre


 Action (31476)
 Adventure (24062)
 Animation (7304)
 Anime (3580)
 Biography (3269)
 Comedy (23804)
 Comic book (4184)
 Coming of age (1467)
 Crime (16795)
 Dark humor (3202)
 Documentary (4427)
 Drama (37957)
 Epic (4570)
 Erotic (865)
 Family (10490)
 Fantasy (13570)
 Film-Noir (1048)
 Foreign (5112)
 Heist (1484)
 History (4964)
 Holiday (1094)
 Horror (11666)
 Imaginary (801)
 Martial arts (2777)
 Melodrama (2043)
 Music (7564)
 Musical (3283)
 Mystery (9599)
 Nature (1694)
 Other (662)
 Period (5840)
 Psychological thriller (2707)
 Romance (13780)
 Sci-Fi (15110)
 Short (322)
 Sport (2467)
 Supernatural (3464)
 Surreal (1170)
 Teen (2802)
 Thriller (28470)
 War (4912)
 Western (2073)

By studio


 20th Century Fox
 Criterion
 Disney / Buena Vista
 DreamWorks
 Lionsgate Films
 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 New Line Cinema
 Paramount Pictures
 Sony Pictures
 Studio Canal
 Universal Studios
 Warner Bros.

 Show all studios


About


 Blu-ray movies
 Blu-ray studios


Rashômon Blu-ray

United States
羅生門 / The Criterion Collection Criterion | 1950 | 88 min | Unrated | Nov 06, 2012

Rashômon (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (35.00 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono
English: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

Playback
Region A (locked)

Price
List price: $39.95, Price history
Amazon: $25.24 (Save 37%)
Best Buy: $24.99 (Save 37%)  
New from: $19.98 (Save 50%)
Usually ships in 24 hours

Buy Rashômon on Blu-ray

Movie rating
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.5
/10
141
ratings.


Blu-ray rating
Video 4.3 of 54.3
Audio 3.8 of 53.8
Extras 4.7 of 54.7
Based on 3 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
Foreign48%
Psychological thriller18%
Period16%
Mystery13%
Crime13%

81%
popularity
1568
collections
31
fans




Rashômon

 (1950)

Rashômon Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release

A tale of rape and murder in 12th-century Kyoto.

For more about Rashômon and the Rashômon Blu-ray release, see Rashômon Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijirô Ueda
Director: Akira Kurosawa

» See full cast & crew


Rashômon Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.37:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Criterion.

Rashomon was restored in 2008 by The Academy Film Archive, The National Film Center of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kadokawa Pictures, Inc., with funding provided by Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation and The Film Foundation.

The following text appears inside the booklet provided with this Blu-ray disc:

"The basis for the restoration was a 35mm black-and-white print held in the collection of the National Film Center in Tokyo. Made in 1962 from the original camera negative, the print itself was in good physical condition, but the negative from which it had been made was extremely battered due to extensive printing and handling over the years; many shots had started to shrink and warp, and there were numerous scratches and abrasions. Moreover, dust, dirt, and other artifacts from the damaged negative had been photographed into the print.

The print was scanned at 4K resolution at Lowry Digital in Burbank, California. The original scans were then converted to 2K files for extensive image processing and cleanup. Certain damage could be repaired using Lowry's automated software, but many frames had to be cleaned by hand. The warping in some shots and the blurring of every second frame of the film were addressed with customized visual effects tools. Once the image restoration was complete, two 4K digital intermediate 35mm negatives were produced, as well as a complete digital archive of both the raw scan and the restored image files.

The film's audio was restored from the 1962 print and a fine-grain master positive in the Kadokawa Foundation's collection. The elements were transfered at DJ Audio in Los Angeles, and Audio Mechanics in Burbank identified the best source element for each shot, in order to create a seamless soundtrack.

Restoration supervisors:

Michael Friend, Michael Pogorzelski/Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles.
Akira Tochigi/National Film Center, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Yuniko Amano, Masao Kawano/Kadokawa Pictures, Inc., Tokyo."

Criterion's presentation of Rashomon is enormously impressive. Detail and especially depth are dramatically improved, both during close-ups (see screencapture #5) and larger panoramic shots (see screencapture #3). Even the sequences with the heavy rain boast improved clarity (see screencapture #7). Color grading is also very pleasing - the blacks are solid but not boosted, while the variety of grays and whites are well balanced. There are absolutely no traces of problematic sharpening corrections. Also, there are no traces of excessive degraining. Actually, it appears that the grain has been rebalanced in a few areas where damage was apparently serious. Various stabilizations have been performed as well. Unsurprisingly, there is no edge flicker or serious transition issues to report in this review. Last but not least, the entire film must have been carefully cleaned up because there are absolutely no large damage marks, cuts, or even large scratches. All in all, I feel very confident stating that Criterion's presentation of Rashomon will be the film's definitive presentation for many years to come. It is that impressive. (Note: This is a Region-A "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-A or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Rashômon Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There are two audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: Japanese LPCM 1.0 and English Dolby Digital 1.0. For the record, Criterion have provided optional English subtitles for the main feature.

It is obvious that various stabilization corrections have been performed in the audio department as well. Background hiss is either effectively minimized or completely eliminated. Also, there are no annoying pops or sudden audio dropouts. Predictably, dynamic movement is quite limited, and especially during a few sequences early into the film there is also some unevenness. It is pretty clear, however, that the minor fluctuations that have been retained are inherited source limitations. The dialog is stable and the English translation is excellent.



Similar titles you might also like

What is this?

Show more titles »


Rashômon Blu-ray, News and Updates



This Week on Blu-ray: November 6-13 - November 4, 2012

This week begins with Blu-rays from cult horror favorite John Carpenter: 1974's Dark Star, and 1988's They Live. Viewed together, the two pictures depict the progression of the genre auteur's movie-making gifts; Dark Star is an expansion of Carpenter's USC student ...

Criterion Blu-ray in November: Godard, Pasolini, Kurosawa, Cimino - August 15, 2012

The Criterion Collection has announced four titles for Blu-ray release in November. On November 6th, the independent studio will release Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950). A week later, on November 13th, it will release Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) and Trilogy ...


Rashômon Blu-ray, Forum Discussions



Topic Replies Last post
Rashomon November 6, 2012 54 Apr 13, 2013



Rashômon Blu-ray


$39.95 $25.24


Buy Rashômon on Blu-ray



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Frozen
3. Scanners
4. The Jungle Book
5. Gravity 3D
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Double Indemnity
9. Gravity
10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. Ride Along
13. The Big Chill
14. Touch of Evil
15. Rocky: Heavyweight Collection

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. RoboCop
4. Oculus
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Noah
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Frozen
9. The LEGO Movie
10. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Draft Day
13. Thor: The Dark World
14. Rio 2
15. Under the Skin

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  The Pirate Fairy
4.  RoboCop
5.  Gravity
6.  Rocky: Heavyweight Collection
7.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
8.  Ender's Game
9.  Gravity 3D
10.  Planes
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
2.  Scanners
3.  Lone Survivor
4.  The Lego Movie
5.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
6.  Noah
7.  The Monuments Men
8.  The Lego Movie
9.  True Detective: The Complete First ...
10.  Veronica Mars: The Movie
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
3.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
4.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
6.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
7.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
8.  Planes
$19.96, Save 56%
9.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
$19.99, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Ender's Game

 United States


$39.99 $13.00





Gremlins

 United States


$14.98 $4.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices