Tuesday, October 19 2010
These three films by Kurosawa represent the end of one phase of his career and the beginning of another. High and Low is a police procedural that is regarded as one of his greatest films, while Red Beard represented the end of his so-called "Creative Period".
Wednesday, October 13 2010
After eschewing innovations like color and wide-screen filmmaking, when Akira Kurosawa made the conversion to a wider screen, he did so by making six consecutive films in wide screen, with a degree of success that was as resounding as it was influential.
Thursday, August 21 2008
Criterion supersedes its 2002 edition of Kurosawa's 1963 suspense masterpiece with this two-disc set, replete with feature-length commentary, a making-of documentary, and interviews.