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Ran
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Ran 1986


From Amazon: As critic Roger Ebert observed in his original review of Ran, this epic tragedy might have been attempted by a younger director, but only the Japanese master Akira Kurosawa, who made the film at age 75, could bring the requisite experience and maturity to this stunning interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear. It's a film for the ages--one of the few genuine screen masterpieces--and arguably serves as an artistic summation of the great director's career. In this version of the Shakespeare tragedy, the king is a 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai as Lord Hidetora) who decides to retire and divide his kingdom evenly among his...

Directed By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
Written By:
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
No image existsHideo Oguni
No image existsMasato Ide
Starring:
No image existsTatsuya Nakadai
No image existsAkira Terao
No image existsMeiko Harada
No image existsHisashi Igawa
No image existsPeter
No image existsTakeshi Kato
No image existsJun Tazaki
No image existsMasayuki Yui
No image existsDaisuke Ryu
No image existsKazuo Kato
No image existsJinpachi Nezu
No image existsKazuo Kato
No image existsToshiya Ito
No image existsYoshiko Miyazaki
No image existsNorio Matsui
No image existsTakashi Nomura

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Ran Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/20/2011)

Having seen many, maybe even most of Akira Kurosawa's films, I cannot explain why I have waited so long to watch this one, considered by many to be his best, and one of the great films of all times. Maybe I was just waiting to watch it on Blu Ray. Maybe I neglected it because it did not star Toshirô Mifune. It is my loss...

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