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High And Low: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 143 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Disc One:
    - New, restored high-definition digital transfer with original four-track surround sound
    - Audio commentary featuring Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
    - New and improved English subtitle translation

    Disc Two:
    - A 37-minute 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
    - New video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki, who plays the kidnapper
    - Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.
    - PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and an on-set account by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie
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 domestic drama and police procedural High And Low. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on class and contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High And Low (Tengoko to jigoku) in this new high-definition digital transfer.
 
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