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Arguably the last great film from the legendary director Akira Kurosawa, Madadayo comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a trailer, storyboards, and filmographies. This is a fine release from Wellspring that is recommended to any cinema buff or fan of Kurosawa.
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Arguably the last great film from the legendary director Akira Kurosawa, Madadayo comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a trailer, storyboards, and filmographies. This is a fine release from Wellspring that is recommended to any cinema buff or fan of Kurosawa.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene access; Filmographies; Subtitle control; Storyboard illustrations; Trailer; Weblink
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Akira Kurosawa's final film is solely of note because of its association with the master, and is simply not in the same league as his great works or even his lesser works. Still, there is enough worthwhile to make it agreeable viewing, and there are the occasional moments where the old touch is present. The story of a retired professor adored by his students, who continually pay tribute to him and come to his rescue in times of need, has obvious parallels to the tributes paid to Kurosawa in his final years. The constant adoration of Professor Uchida, however, gets a bit much at times, and Kurosawa's sentimental tendencies go completely unrestrained, to the point of absolute mawkishness. The best moments involve the search for Uchida's missing cat Nora, Uchida and his wife enduring the ordeal of having their home destroyed and having to survive in a shack, the amusing bit in which Uchida is buying horse meat, and the beautifully filmed final scene. After such an incredible career, Kurosawa had certainly earned the right to indulge in sentiment and nostalgia, and Madadayo is not the awful exercise that some critics have dismissed it as being, containing moments of humor and genuine warmth. Nevertheless, it is ultimately a very slight exercise, and in the broader evaluation of Kurosawa's body of work, Madadayo registers barely a blip.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • UPC: 720917526522
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: Fox Lorber
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tatsuo Matsumara Professor Hyakken Uehida
Kyoko Kagawa Professor's Wife
Hisashi Igawa Takayama
Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director, Screenwriter
Ishiro Honda Asst. Director
Ishiro Honda Asst. Director
Shinichiro Ikebe Score Composer
Takao Saito Cinematographer
Masaharu Ueda Cinematographer
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Scene Index

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1. Retirement [4:54]
2. The Burglars [8:52]
3. Venison Stew [10:12]
4. Professor's New Home [9:05]
5. After the War [7:56]
6. Seasons Pass [10:24]
7. One-two [10:12]
8. After the Party [2:53]
9. The Golden Pavilion [7:42]
10. Missing Cat [12:51]
11. Searching for Nora [8:22]
12. Phone Call [8:29]
13. Harvest God [6:37]
14. Birthday Cake [9:59]
15. Leaving the Party [3:53]
16. Final Dream [5:26]
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   Trailer
   Filmographies
      Akira Kurosawa
      Tatsuo Matsumura
      Kyoko Kagawa
      Hishashi Igawa
   Akira Kurosawa' Storyboard Illustrations
Production Credits
Subtitles
   Subtitles On
   Subtitles Off
DVD Newsletter
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful film by a wonderful director!

    Whether you are familiar with Kurosawa or not, you will enjoy this touching film. Made with love, and attention to detail, the film takes you through the life of a just retired teacher. What should be his restful years, he is forced through hardships that will test his sanity and relationship with those who love him. Plus, it has one of the most memorable and touching endings of all time!

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