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High and Low

Spine #24



Release:
Jul 26, 2011
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Japanese DTS-HD 4.0 Surround
  • English subtitles

High and Low

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Other Versions:

1998 Edition

Re-release


Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Takashi Shimura, Susumu Fujita, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Ko Kimura, Takeshi Kato
Licensor: Toho Co.

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Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa’s highly influential High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku). Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a penetrating portrait of contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High and Low in an all-new high-definition digital transfer.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
  • Documentary on the making of High and Low, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Rare video interview with actor Toshiro Mifune, conducted by TV talk-show host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  • Video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki, who plays the kidnapper
  • Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.

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