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First Films Of Akira Kurosawa (Eclipse Series 23) DVD
First Films Of Akira Kurosawa (Eclipse Series 23)

First Films Of Akira Kurosawa (Eclipse Series 23)

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The nascent cinematic style of Akira Kurosawa is evident in "Sanshiro Sugata" (1943), his first outing as director. A 19th-century jujitsu student is engrossed by the disciplines of judo, culminating in a heated engagement with his beloved's father.Susumu Fujita, Denjiro Okochi star. Blending dramatic realism and documentary, "The Most Beautiful" (1944) offers an account of a World War II-era female factory workers infused with a sense of patriotism. Takashi Shimura, Shoji Kiyokawastar. "Sanshiro Sugata, Part II" (1945) sets the hero (Fujita) of the original film against the siblings of his previous nemesis. With Okochi, Yukiko Todoroki. Based on a popular Kabuki play, Kurosawa's "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger'sTail" (1945) follows a fugitive clan lord and his six loyal aides as they flee through medieval Japan to escape the wrath of the lord's brother, a vengeful shogun. Fujita, Hanshiro Iwai star. 5 hrs. total on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Title: First Films Of Akira Kurosawa (Eclipse Series 23)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Starring: Kunio Mita, Sugisaku Aoyama, Denjiro Okochi, Yukiko Todoroki, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Akira Nakamura
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Black & White, Full Frame, Subtitled, 4PC
Release Date: 8/3/2010
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515062619
Item #: HVD002228

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