Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Edition no. 842

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s unconscious, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic visions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power-plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of art, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s imagination at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: Japanese 2.0 Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9
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