Rashomon / Rashou-mon (1950) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Three weary travelers take shelter from the pouring rain under Kyoto's dilapidated Rashomon gate. Woodcutter (Takashi Shimura) recounts shocking recent events. Three days before, a man was killed and his wife attacked, and the bandit apparently responsible was captured. But during the trial, each of the participants and witnesses tells a distinctly different story. The differing accounts agree in a few basic elements, but differ widely as to the particulars. If determining simple reality is so difficult, how can justice function?

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:28:29 | 7.61 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda
Country: Japan

• New digital restoration
• Audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
• Interview with director Robert Altman about Rashomon
• Excerpts from The World of Kazuo Miyagawa, a documentary on Rashomon’s cinematographer
• A Testimony as an Image, a sixty-eight-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
• Archival audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura
• Original and rerelease trailers

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