High and Low (1963)
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
Red Beard (1965)
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
Seven Samurai (1954)
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
Drunken Angles (1957)
After a battle with rival criminals, a small-time gangster is treated by an alcoholic doctor in post-war Japan. The doctor diagnoses the young gangster's tuberculosis, and convinces him to begin treatment for it. The two enjoy an uneasy friendship until the gangster's former boss is released from prison and seeks to take over his gang once again.
Censor Certificate Ratings & Running Time as Follows:
Yo Jimbo - (U/A) - 110 Minutes
High And Low - (U) - 143 Minutes
Red Bread - (U) - 185 Minutes
Throne Of Blood - (U) - 109 Minutes
Seven Samurai - (U/A) - 209 Minutes
About The Director:
Born in Tokyo in 1910, Akira Kurosawa's early training was as a painter. He entered the film industry as an assistant director and directed his first film - Sanshiro Sugata - in 1943. Kurosawa's breakthrough film Rashomon released in 1950 and won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival. In a directorial career spanning over five decades, Kurosawa went on to win the most prestigious of hte cinemativ awards. He often worked with the same group of collaborators, including the actor Toshiro Mifune, Tastsuya Nakadai and Takashi Shimura. Kuroasawa's films have had a major influence on world cinema, and have been the inspiration behind films like The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Doolars and the Star Wars films. In 1984 Kurosawa was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, the highest decoration in France. In 1990 he was given an Academy Honorary Award for cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world."
Awards & Nominations
60 Wins & 18 Nominations
Seldom Gets Better Than This.......
9 May, 2012
Spoken language switch to Japanese would have made this a must buy
10 Jun, 2013
23 Feb, 2012
Excellent and rare Collection
2 Feb, 2012
12 Mar, 2012