KAGEMUSHA (PG) 1980 JAPAN KUROSAWA, AKIRA BLU RAY £24.99
A warlord, who has a stand in to take his places in battles, dies, the impersonator take over the roll as warlord.
Kurosawa epic samurai film plays with the notion of illusion and reality and is a meditation on the nature of power.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Restored high-definition digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 soundtrack on Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa, an interview piece from 2005 in which directors George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola discuss Kurosawa and Kagemusha
Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film
Image: Kurosawa’s Continuity, a piece from 1993 reconstructing Kagemusha through Kurosawa’s paintings and sketches
Suntory Whisky commercials made on the set of Kagemusha
Gallery of storyboards painted by Kurosawa and images of their realization on-screen
Theatrical trailers and teasers
Plus: An essay by scholar Peter Grilli and an interview with Kurosawa by renowned critic Tony Rayns
Cover painting by Akira Kurosawa
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