4K-UK Ran (4K + Blu-ray) (StudioCanal Vintage World Cinema) [UK]

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Release date: July 19, 2021
Purchase links: Amazon UK - HMV - Zavvi
Price: £20 (Amazon) - £21.99 (Zavvi) - £22.99 (HMV)
Note: 3-Disc set

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Kent, UK
One of the most important and influential film makers in cinematic history, Akira Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. His final masterpiece, RAN has been beautifully restored in 4k, approved by Director of Photography Shôji Ueda.


A reimagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear set in feudal Japan, RAN tells the story of Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai – Yojimbo, Kagemusha) an aging warlord who, after spending his life consolidating his empire, decides to abdicate and divide his Kingdom amongst his three sons Taro (Akira Terao - Letter from the Mountain, Dreams), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu – The Man in White, Red Shadow: Akakage) and Saburo (Daisuke Ryû – Tôno Monogatari, Gojo reisenki: Gojoe). This leads to a brutal and bloody war between the brothers for absolute power of the kingdom.


Extras:

  • A.K. – Feature Length Chris Marker Documentary On Akira Kuros
  • Interview With The Director Of Photography – Shôji Ueda
  • Interview With Ms Mieko Harada
  • Interview With Michael Brooke – Author/Journalist
  • Stage Appearance At Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
  • Ran: The Restoration