By Stephen Prince, Donald Richie
The writer of such undying masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and excessive & Low, Akira Kurosawa is without doubt one of the so much influential and cherished filmmakers who ever lived—and for lots of the best artist the medium has recognized. Now, at the get together of the centenary of his delivery, the Criterion assortment is proud to give this deluxe field set celebrating his surprising occupation. that includes twenty-five of the movies he remodeled the process his fifty years in movies—from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations—AK a hundred is the main whole set of his works ever published during this kingdom, and comprises 4 infrequent motion pictures that experience by no means been to be had on DVD.
The incorporated e-book, 25 movies through Akira Kurosawa, is wonderful. Awkwardly lengthy in dimension yet matches thoroughly within the linen-bound case. It's approximately ninety pages with an 'intro' entitled Kurosawa at a hundred - by means of Stephen Prince (The Warrior’s digital camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa) - then 2 pages with pictures on all the 25 motion pictures with notes back via Stephen Prince completing with four pages by means of Donald Richie (The motion pictures of Akira Kurosawa) on 'Remembering Kurosawa'. It's a good maintain sake and fascinating examining.
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