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An Epochal Tragedy Transforms Into a World Cinema Masterwork in 'Throne of Blood'

By combining Macbeth with elements of traditional Japanese drama, Akira Kurosawa produced a singular, transcultural film experience.

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'High and Low': This Is Not Your Typical Mindless Rich Guy

Akira Kurosawa makes a daring attempt to tell an epic story of rich businessmen, determined cops, and the low-end criminals and drug addicts struggling to survive.

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High and Low

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.

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Post-War Kurosawa: Eclipse Series 7

Many films of this era tap into fear and paranoia but not many address if destruction will come from those who fear it or those who ignore it.

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Drunken Angel

One need not know much about Japanese national cinema or Akira Kurosawa or post-War Japan to enjoy and appreciate a film like Drunken Angel.

Shaun Huston

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