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Drunken Angel: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 98 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2007
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie
    A 31-minute documentary on the making of Drunken Angel, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful To Create
    Kurosawa And The Censors, a new, 25-minute video piece that looks at the challenges Kurosawa faced in making Drunken Angel
    PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by cultural historian Ian Buruma and excerpts from Kurosawa's Something Like An Autobiography
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.
 
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