In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tuberculosis-infected criminal who strikes up an unlikely, unhealthy relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) is an evocative, moody snapshot of a troubled time and place, featuring one of the director's most memorably violent climaxes.
â€¢ New, restored high-definition digital transfer
â€¢ Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie
â€¢ A 30-minute documentary on the making of Drunken Angel, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
â€¢ Kurosawa and the Censors, a new, 25-minute video piece that looks at the challenges Kurosawa faced in making Drunken Angel
â€¢ New and improved English subtitle translation
â€¢ PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by cultural historian Ian Buruma and a reprint from Kurosawa's Something Like an Autobiography
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dave41n wrote:I wrote in asking if we would get any new Kurosawa anytime soon.
Kim Hendrickson wrote:We are currently working on DRUNKEN ANGEL. Should be in stores late summer.