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Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, Rashomon is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. Toshiro Mifune gives another commanding performance in the eloquent masterwork that revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the world.
This 1950 film by Akira Kurosawa is more than a classic: it's a cinematic archetype that has served as a template for many a film since. (Its most direct influence was on a Western remake, The Outrage, starring Paul Newman and directed by Martin Ritt.) In essence, the facts surrounding a rape and murder are told from four different and contradictory points of view, suggesting the nature of truth is something less than absolute. The cast, headed by Kurosawa's favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, is superb. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Arrived AFTER promised date, like usual. Not Amazons fault btw. Not quite as good picture quality as I was hoping for , for bluray from this company.Published 5 months ago by Adam McConnell
The story is very simple: an accident has occurred, and eyewitnesses are summoned to provide their account of what happened. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nat Hawthorne
Like most people, I was first introduced to Akira Kurosawa with his 1954 film "Seven Samurai" and was just blown away by that cinematic masterpiece. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Yee
No doubt it is a quality piece of cinema, but; was not immediately accessible to most people. The actual Dvd quality and packaging were above reproach.Published 18 months ago by WinnipegAlone
Now here's my take. in the movie the bad guy who was walking through the woods
said the only reason he wanted this woman was because there was a bright sun that
inspired... Read more
Rashomon, one of Kurosawa's masterpieces, is a deceptively clever and moving portrayal of human nature. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2010 by Harrison Koehli
A man travelling with his wife in feudal Japan is murdered by a bandit... or is he? As the main protagonists - the bandit, the wife, a passer-by and (I kid you not) the man himself... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by J HADFIELD
When Akira Kurasawa released this film in 1950, it was not expected to do well. When it won various awards around the world, including the Academy award for best foreign film, the... Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by DML
Rashomon is a masterpiece. This film shows us a hard statement that maybe disagree to many people; the truth doesn't exist. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Hiram Gomez Pardo