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Aro Recommended Rashomon


Japan 1951, 88 minutes, B/W
Dir. Akira Kurosawa
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama, Classics / Courtroom

Topics: Period - Middle Ages.


Aroview: The film that brought Kurosawa to the attention of the world, and an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film.

Four wildly varying perspectives on a rape and murder incident are told using three distinct cinematic styles, but forged by the director's characteristic humanism.

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DVD Features

Criterion Collection Edition available for rental, includes Audio Commentary and extra materials. Extras listed below apply to retail edition.

  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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