Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Criterion Collection: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa

Source: The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection has payed tribute to one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema with its new collection AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa. This new DVD collection, released on April 29th boasts the most complete collection of Kurosawa works ever to hit the U.S. and it spans over 50 years of of Japanese cinema.

25 films are included in this collection, starting with Kurosawa's early career with 1943's, Sanshiro Sugata, up to his final film released in 1993,Madadayo. Between these two pillars lies a rich assortment of influential masterpieces such as; Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress,Yojimbo and many, many more.

The linen bound collector's set will also include an illustrated book that has introductions and notes on each work by film historian Stephen Prince and a remembrance by author Donald Richie.

If you love the works Kurosawa (who doesn't?!) and have a little over $300 to drop, this collection should not disappoint.

1 comment:

  1. If I already didn't own about a quarter of these already I would seriously consider making this purchase.


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