Stray Dog: The Criterion Collection DVD
SKU ID #314167
The line between good and evil is blurred in this early film-noir classic from Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa. In "Stray Dog" (1949), Toshiro Mifune portrays Murakami, a young police detective who gets his pistol stolen on a crowded Tokyo bus. The impulsive Murakami decides to track it down rather than risk losing his job. Relying on the help of a veteran officer played by Takashi Shimura, Murakami embarks on a determined hunt for the weapon, one that leads him into the darkest corners of the city's criminal underworld. As his investigation progresses, Murakami discovers that his gun has been used in both a robbery and murder. Finding both the gun and the killer becomes an obsession in this dark crime thriller from one of cinema's acknowledged masters.