AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (exclusive photo gallery / wallpaper)

[15 April 2010]

By PopMatters Staff

To celebrate the release of AK 100 and the 100th anniversary of Akira Kurosawa’s birth, Image Entertainment has provided PopMatters with these exclusive Kurosawa stills from films never before released on home video, including The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (1945), The Most Beautiful (1944), Sanshiro Sugata (1943), and Sanshiro Sugata, Part II (1944).

Product details from Image: The creator of such timeless masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa is one of the most influential and beloved filmmakers who ever lived — and for many the greatest artist the medium has known. Now, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe set celebrating his astonishing career. Featuring 25 of the films he made over the course of his 50 years in movies — from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations — AK 100 is the most complete set of his works ever released in this country, and includes four rare films that have never been available for home video.

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

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The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail

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The Most Beautiful

The Most Beautiful

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The Most Beautiful

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The Most Beautiful

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Sanshiro Sugata

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Sanshiro Sugata

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Sanshiro Sugata

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Sanshiro Sugata, Part II

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Sanshiro Sugata, Part II

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