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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection) Blu-Ray

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Criterion Collection) Blu-Ray

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Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by AKIRA KUROSAWA (Seven Samurai, Ran) brings eight of the beloved director’s own night time visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s unconscious, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic visions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power-plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of art, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (played by MARTIN SCORSESE), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s imagination at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

SKU: 5050629068276


Actors: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada, Mitsunori Isaki, Toshihiko Nakano

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Special Features: New audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince, Making of "Dreams" (1990) - a 150 minute documentary shot on set and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, New interview with production manager Teruyo Nogami, New interview with assistant director Takashi Koizumi, Kurosawa's Way (2011) - a fifty-minute documentary by Kurosawa's longtime translator Catherine Cadou, Trailer, New English subtitle translation

Release Year: 1990


More Information

Format: Blu-Ray

Label: Criterion Collection

Region Coding: Region B

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Case Type: Blu-Ray Case


  • Drama
  • Fantasy

Technical Details

Run Time: 120 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Video Format: PAL

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