Kurosawa Classic Collection DVD
You save £32 (64%)
|Add to Wishlist|
In Stock - should be despatched within 24 hours. Despatched from the UK. Delivery timesUsually 2-3 days to reach UK addresses. Europe takes around 2 days longer and International destinations take 1-2 weeks
FREE to UK addresses.
Costs to other countriesUK: Free
Western Europe: £4.00
Rest of the world: £6.00
If you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us within 14 days. More details
Ordering for Christmas? Last post dates for UK and abroad 4 December: Asia, Far East, N.Z.
5 December: Australia
6 December: Africa, Central & South America, Middle East
9 December: Cyprus, Eastern Europe
10 December: Canada, France, Greece, Poland
13 December: USA
14 December: Western Europe
20 December: UK
23 December: UK (Special Delivery or Courier)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Produced in 1949-70
Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles
Akira Kurosawa, one of the cinema’s greatest auteurs, has wowed audiences worldwide and inspired filmmakers as diverse as George Lucas and Sergio Leone. This essential 5-disc box set brings together five of his most profound masterpieces exploring the complexities of life, including 2 DVD debuts.
Included is the beautifully nuanced Ikiru (1952) in which Kurosawa regular Takashi Shimura plays a dying man who discovers a new zest for life in the last six months of his life as he tries to turn a waste dump into a children’s playground; the nuclear threat drama I Live in Fear (1949); the humane Red Beard (1965), in which Toshiro Mifune plays an authoritarian doctor who has to teach an idle new intern responsibility to oneself and others; and, making their DVD debuts, the acclaimed Gorky adaptation The Lower Depths (1957) and Kurosawa’s acclaimed first colour film Dodes’ Ka-den (1970).
Length: 673 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 24th October 2011
Cat No: BFIVD939
- 5 discs
- Selected filmed introductions by Alex Cox
- Extensive illustrated booklet featuring essays and film notes.