Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Akira Terao, Martin Scorsese, Mitsunori Isaki
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

Akira Kurosawa's hypnotic Dreams comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The Japanese soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles. Supplemental materials include highlights from the great director's career. This is a solid release from Warner Bros.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2003
UPC: 0085392366026
Original Release: 1990
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 2:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Director film highlights; Scene access; Languages: Japanese; Subtitles: English, Français, Español, Portugués, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, & Korean

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Akira Terao "I"
Martin Scorsese Vincent Van Gogh [Crows]
Mitsunori Isaki "I" as a Boy [The Peach Orchard]
Chishu Ryu 103-year-old Man [Village Of The Watermills]
Mieko Harada The Snow Fairy [The Blizzard]
Mitsuko Baisho Mother of "I" [Sunshine Through The Rain]
Yoshitaka Zushi Pvt. Noguchi [The Tunnel]
Chosuke Ikariya The Demon [The Weeping Demon]
Hisashi Igawa Power Station Worker [Mt. Fuji In Red]
Toshihiko Nakano "I" as a Young Child [Sunshine Through The Rain]
Shizuka Isami [Village Of The Watermills]
Toshiya Ito [Village Of The Watermills]
Reiko Nanao [Village Of The Watermills]
Toshie Negishi Child-carrying Mother [Mt. Fuji In Red]
Takashi Odajima [Village Of The Watermills]
Sachio Sakai [Village Of The Watermills]
Shoichiro Sakata [Village Of The Watermills]
Yuji Sawayama [Village Of The Watermills]
Naoto Shigemizu [Village Of The Watermills]
Haruko Togo [Village Of The Watermills]
Fujio Tokita [Village Of The Watermills]
Tetsu Watanabe [Village Of The Watermills]
Akisato Yamada [Village Of The Watermills]
Osamu Yayama [Village Of The Watermills]
Masayuki Yui Member of climbing team [The Blizzard]
Mie Suzuki "I's" Sister [The Peach Orchard]

Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director,Screenwriter
Tameyuki Aimi Makeup
Koichi Hamamura Set Decoration/Design
Michiyo Hata Choreography
Seikichi Iizumi Associate Producer
Shinichiro Ikebe Score Composer
Industrial Light & Magic Special Effects
Mike Y. Inoue Co-producer
Hisao Kurosawa Co-producer
Tome Minami Editor
Shinobu Muraki Production Designer
Yoshiro Muraki Art Director
Takao Saito Cinematographer
Akira Sakuragi Art Director
Norio Sano Makeup
Masaharu Ueda Cinematographer
Shoshichiro Ueda Makeup
Emi Wada Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:00]
2. Sunshine Through the Rain: A Warning [1:26]
3. Sunshine Through the Rain: Foxes Procession [5:24]
4. Sunshine Through the Rain: "They Don't Usually Forgive" [2:50]
5. Sunshine Through the Rain: Along the Rainbow [1:05]
6. The Peach Orchid: Mysterious Girl [2:41]
7. The Peach Orchid: Spirits of the Trees [3:19]
8. The Peach Orchid: Dance of the Dolls [4:38]
9. The Peach Orchid: A Reminder [2:14]
10. The Blizzard: Weary Climbers [5:32]
11. The Blizzard: Storm Rages [4:58]
12. The Blizzard: Snow Fairy [4:28]
13. The Blizzard: Storm Subsides [4:01]
14. The Tunnel: Snarling Sentinel [4:06]
15. The Tunnel: Private Noguchi [5:57]
16. The Tunnel: Commander's Address [7:37]
17. The Tunnel: Sentinel Returns [:34]
18. Crows: Into the Canvas [3:44]
19. Crows: Vincent Van Gogh [3:33]
20. Crows: Artist's Journey [2:01]
21. Crows: Taking Wing [:56]
22. Mount Fuji in Red: Cataclysm [2:33]
23. Mount Fuji in Red: Death's Calling Card [5:06]
24. The Weeping Demon: Horned Demon [5:09]
25. The Weeping Demon: Floral Mutations [8:23]
26. The Weeping Demon: Valley of Torment [3:55]
27. Village of the Watermills: Arrival in the Village [1:42]
28. Village of the Watermills: Old Man [6:37]
29. Village of the Watermills: Funeral Procession [6:50]
30. Village of the Watermills: Gift From Nature [1:50]
31. End Credits [4:06]

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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first watched Dreams when I was about 14 years old and I remember I was delighted - not only by what I saw in pictures, but also by the whole mood that took me. One of the most beautiful movies I`ve ever seen, compared to other great filmdirectors - it is maybe the most beautiful, in it`s most precious way. The last scene at the river explains life just as it is. Who saw it, knows what I`m talking about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the hardest film that I could ever try to review. Visually stunning, many of Kurosawa's artistic dreams and political nightmares come to life. At times, it lacks subtlety and Kurosawa resorts to preaching from his soapbox, but at least he does so in one instance tongue-in-cheek. In any case, it is not his finest film, but definitely the most intriguing. The music and images will stick with me even if I'm not sure what the sum total of Kurosawa's Dreams (and dreams) amounts to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The great master director presents us with 8 mysterious, mesmerizing dreams. The film put me in a trance-like state of wonder. Breathtaking images.
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