AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) 25 x DVD Criterion Collection
The legendary director, who created such classics as Seven Samurai, Yojimbo and Rashomon, was born in 1910, and this collection was released in 2009 in anticipation of his 100th anniversary. While Kurosawa didn’t live to see it (he died in 1998), collectors will be absolutely thrilled by the quality of this Criterion Collection product. Twenty-five discs capture the Japanese director at his finest, and four of the films have never before been released on DVD. This is the most complete set of Akira Kurosawa films ever made available to the public, and devoted fans will get over 3,072 minutes of widescreen viewing pleasure. From postwar noir to samurai epics (Toshiro Mifune is the man!), he was truly a director without equal.

Since he directed exactly 30 films during his 57 year career, that means this Akira Kurosawa collection is missing only five titles. Below’s a complete list of the films included in AK 100: 25 Films of Akira Kurosawa, along with a description of each.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Country: Japan
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, History, War, Romance

25 x DVD | NTSC | 3070 mins | 152 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

Sanshiro Sugata (Judo Story) (1943) – Kurosawa makes his directorial debut in this action-packed tale of the fierce competition between judo and jujitsu practitioners.

The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku) (1944) – Made during World War II about female factory workers who install lenses for targeting scopes and binoculars.

Sanshiro Sugata Part Two (Zoku Sugata Sanshiro, Judo Saga II) (1945) – Most of the original cast returns, and this time our judo-fighting hero gets to take on an American boxer. It was filmed near the end of World War II, so guess who wins?

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (1945) – A 12th-century lord and his samurai attempt to cross through enemy territory. Based on a kabuki play.

No Regrets for Our Youth (Waga seishun ni kuinashi) (1946) – In 1933 Japan, a professor’s daughter is drawn to a radical student and later attempts to redeem him in the eyes of his parents.

One Wonderful Sunday (Subarashiki nichiyobi) (1947) – In post-war Tokyo, a young couple seek employment, lodging, and a little entertainment. Deals with themes of young love and the devastating effects of World War II on Japan.

Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) (1948) – A criminal with tuberculosis (Toshiro Mifune) strikes up an unusual friendship with a doctor. See this one for an example of Japanese film noir.

Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1949) – A cop has his gun stolen by a pickpocket on a bus and must go undercover to retrieve it. Another Akira Kurosawa film that falls into the noir category.

Scandal (Shubun) (1950) – A painter meets a beautiful singer, but the press paints their relationship as a shameful affair. The painter’s lawyer is little help, as he plays both sides against one another.

Rashomon (1950) – Highly influential for its use of multiple accounts of the same event, Rashomon tells the story of a murdered samurai, his raped wife, and the man accused of the crimes.

The Idiot (Hakuchi) (1951) – An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s story of a pure man’s reintegration into a corrupt society.

Ikiru (1952) – A bureaucrat dying of stomach cancer seeks to find meaning in his life during his final days on Earth. Considered by many to be the greatest Akira Kurosawa film.

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954) – A group of wandering samurai are hired by farmers to protect their village from bandits. Remade dozens of times over the years in countries around the world.

I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (Ikimono no kiroku) (1955) – An aging Japanese businessman moves his family to South America due to fear of a nuclear attack.

Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo) (1957) – Toshiro Mifune stars in this retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

The Lower Depths (Donzoko) (1957) – Adapted from the Maxim Gorky play about murder and passion in a dilapidated tenement building.

The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin) (1958) – With two idiotic peasants along for the ride, a general and a princess attempt to pass through hostile territory with a royal treasure.

The Bad Sleep Well (Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) (1960) – A cross between film noir and Hamlet, this film tells of an executive hunting down his father’s killer.

Yojimbo (1961) – Mixing action and dark comedy, this films tells of a wandering samurai who attempts to save a village by turning two warring clans against one another.

Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjuro) (1962) – Toshiro Mifune reprises his role from Yojimbo. This time he’s helping a group of young samurai eliminate the corruption in their clan.

High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963) – Taking a look at Japanese society, High and Low stars Toshiro Mifune as an industrialist who must rescue his family from a kidnapper.

Red Beard (Akahige) (1965) – Exploring the theme of social injustice, this classic Akira Kurosawa film examines the relationship between an arrogant young doctor and his mentor, an aging country physician. Toshiro Mifune’s last role with the director.

Dodes'ka-den (Dodesukaden) (1970) – One of the most heartbreaking Akira Kurosawa films, it follows the lives of the destitute living in the slums of Tokyo.

Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior) (1980) – When a warlord dies, a common criminal who bears a striking resemblance is taught to impersonate him in order to save the clan.

Madadayo (Not Yet) (1993) – The final film from Akira Kurosawa, it's meant as a tribute to Japanese academic and author, Hyakken Uchida. The relationship between Uchida and his students is explored as each passing birthday is celebrated. A fitting end to a masterful career.

Download AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) 25 x DVD Criterion Collection:

Download Sanshiro Sugata (Judo Story) (1943)
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Download The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku) (1944)
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Download Sanshiro Sugata Part Two (Zoku Sugata Sanshiro, Judo Saga II) (1945)
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Download The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (1945)
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Download No Regrets for Our Youth (Waga seishun ni kuinashi) (1946)
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Download One Wonderful Sunday (Subarashiki nichiyobi) (1947)
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Download Drunken Angel (Yoidore tenshi) (1948)
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Download Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1949)
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Download Rashomon (1950)
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Download Scandal (Shubun) (1950)
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Download The Idiot (Hakuchi) (1951)
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Download Ikiru (1952)
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Download Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (1954)
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Download I Live in Fear: Record of a Living Being (Ikimono no kiroku) (1955)
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Download The Lower Depths (Donzoko) (1957)
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Download Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jo) (1957)
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Download The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin) (1958)
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Download The Bad Sleep Well (Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) (1960)
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Download Yojimbo (1961)
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Download Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjuro) (1962)
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Download High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963)
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Download Red Beard (Akahige) (1965)
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Download Dodes'ka-den (Dodesukaden) (1970)
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Download Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior) (1980)
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Download Madadayo (Not Yet) (1993)
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