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Kurosawa Classic Collection
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"Probeer het later opnieuw"
Collection of five classic films from the celebrated Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. In 'Ikiru' (1952) a dying man discovers a zest for life and desire to do some good after 30 years of dedicated work for the civil service. When Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), Chief of the Citizen's Section of the Town Hall, finds he has only six months to live he uses his influence to cut through bureaucratic red tape and give the go-ahead to the construction of a children's park in a poor area. In 'Red Beard' (1965), set at the end of the Tokugawa era, domineering Dr Niide (Toshirô Mifune), known as 'Red Beard', is responsible for training new doctors, among them the lazy and socially ambitious Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama). However, through a series of lessons in human sufferings, Yasumoto is eventually transformed into a caring doctor. In 'The Lower Depths' (1957), adapted from the play by Maxim Gorky, Sutekichi (Mifune) is a pedlar who hides from the police in a dosshouse. Here he encounters many different characters, including an older woman who is in love with a thief, himself infatuated with a younger woman. In 'I Live in Fear' (1955), at the height of the Cold War, ageing Japanese foundry owner Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides that he and his entire family must emigrate to Brazil in order to find safety from a potential nuclear attack. The rest of the family, unwilling to sell up and move, attempt to have Kiichi declared mentally incompetent. 'Dodes'ka-den' (1970), set in Tokyo, portrays the lives of a variety of slum-dwellers, including the mentally ill Roku-chan (Yoshitaka Zushi) who passes his days pretending to be a conductor on a make-believe tram.
- Breedte/hoogteverhouding : Onbekend
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : Nee
- Taal : Japans
- Afmetingen pakket : 19.1 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm; 220 gram
- Modelnummer item : 5035673009390
- Regisseur : Akira Kurosawa
- Uitvoeringstijd : 11 uur en 13 minuten
- Acteurs : Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Toshirô Mifune, Yûzô Kayama
- Ondertitels: : Engels
- Taal : Japans (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Bfi
- Producenten : Sôjirô Motoki, Ryûzô Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Akira Kurosawa, Yoichi Matsue
- ASIN : B005HPQ7MI
- Land van herkomst : Verenigd Koninkrijk
- Aantal disks : 5
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #2,079 in Films & tv (Top 100 in bekijkenFilms & tv)
- #2,038 in Films (Films & tv)
Beste recensies uit andere landen
Sure we don't get state-of-the-art 2K or 4K scans of the original picture on BD, but what's here does impress nonetheless, if only for the fact that it is accessible to a broad audience that may otherwise never get to experience these gems.
The only downside for me was what must have been a production issue: One disc was dead on arrival, split from the central hole to a crack around 4.5cm or 2 inches in length making the DVD unplayable (Red Beard) - sold and shipped by amazon. Other than that both the discs and container were in good shape, getting the discs out of the case wasn't nasty either as some other collections can be...
If you get your discs in working order this is a very decent and affordable collection of some of Kurosawa's other works, outside his more well-known Samurai movies (Jidaigeki).
This boxset provides you with:
Ikiru (1952); I Live in Fear (1949); Red Beard (1965); The Lower Depths (1957); Dodes Ka-den (1970)
The selection of films are mostly black and white (only Dodes Ka-den is coloured) but the quality of the films are great!
As any Kurosawa fan will know, Kurosawa loves to explore the philosophical themes which surround life, where his films usually leaves the audience with deep impressions on these moral issues and problems presented in his films.
All 5 of the films are definitely worth watching, and the boxset is definitely worth its price.
The product itself is really well presented, where the quality and layout of the boxset and dvds are great.
Definitely recommended to any Kurosawa fan, but also anyone who wants to venture on the masterpieces of a legendary director.
Beoordeeld in het Verenigd Koninkrijk op 15 januari 2022