Akira Kurosawa's masterful adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear has been given a splendid presentation in this special DVD release. Ran has been transferred to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original audio mix has been presented in Dolby Digital Mono, while a new surround mix in Dolby Digital 5.1 is also included. The dialogue is in Japanese, with optional English subtitles. Bonus materials include commentary tracks from Peter Grilli and Stephen Prince, trailers for previous theatrical and home-video releases, a filmography for Akira Kurasawa, a look at the restoration of the film, notes on the making of Ran, and more.