The First Films of Akira Kurosawa

Overview

This box set from the popular Criterion Collection 'Eclipse' line - volume 23 in the series - presents four early and seldom-seen sound films by master Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, produced many years before the titles, such as Yojimbo and Rashomon, that turned Kurosawa into a household name. The set includes: the 1943 Sanshiro Sugata, Kurosawa's debut film, on a judo student's difficult but compelling spiritual journey; The Most Beautiful (1944), a propagandistic wartime drama about female volunteers ...
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Overview

This box set from the popular Criterion Collection 'Eclipse' line - volume 23 in the series - presents four early and seldom-seen sound films by master Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, produced many years before the titles, such as Yojimbo and Rashomon, that turned Kurosawa into a household name. The set includes: the 1943 Sanshiro Sugata, Kurosawa's debut film, on a judo student's difficult but compelling spiritual journey; The Most Beautiful (1944), a propagandistic wartime drama about female volunteers employed at an optics factory; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945), the sequel to Kurosawa's debut, that continues the tale of Sanshiro and his quest to become a martial arts master; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945), a kabuki-inspired tale about a lord who disguises himself as a monk to get past a seemingly impenetrable roadblock.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/2010
  • UPC: 715515062619
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time: 5:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,486

Cast & Crew

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Akira Kurosawa Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First Films of Akira Kurosawa
1. Introductions [15:17]
2. Humanity [10:46]
3. Higaki [5:35]
4. Sugata's Honor [5:57]
5. "My Father Will Win!" [5:54]
6. Conflicted [6:50]
7. Police Martial Arts Tournament [14:01]
8. Respect [4:17]
9. To the Death [7:11]
10. A Trip? [3:15]
11. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #2 -- First Films of Akira Kurosawa
1. Increased Productivity [5:53]
2. More [7:47]
3. The Oath [2:19]
4. Illness [4:33]
5. Suzumura [8:02]
6. Strain [5:10]
7. Watanabe [7:58]
8. Yamazaki Returns [3:08]
9. Strength [3:27]
10. Leave of Absence [3:22]
11. Quarrel [2:49]
12. Leadership [8:22]
13. The Land [3:58]
14. All Night [12:15]
15. Home [6:21]
16. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #3 -- First Films of Akira Kurosawa
1. Boxing [11:33]
2. For Money [6:37]
3. The Journey [4:44]
4. Brotthers [9:28]
5. No Remorse [3:03]
6. Conflicted [5:49]
7. A Warning [8:48]
8. Challenge [2:44]
9. Main Event [6:58]
10. Meditation [5:43]
11. The Mountain [16:40]
12. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #4 -- First Films of Akira Kurosawac
1. Seven Mountain Ascetics [10:23]
2. A Porter [6:48]
3. "Advance or Retreat?" [5:36]
4. The Barrier [6:42]
5. Prospectus [5:52]
6. Benkei's Sin [10:16]
7. Forgiveness [3:28]
8. "Another?" [8:10]
9. Onward [2:09]
10. Color Bars [:00]
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