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Rashomon / Daiei Co. ; directed by Akira Kurosawa ; scenario by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto ; produced by Jingo Minoura.

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Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Series Information

Criterion collection ; 138.
Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver DVD FOREIGN RAS JAPANESE (Text) 34304000696364 Adult - DVD Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle DVD DRAMA RASH (Text) 39231031340330 Display--Audiovisual 2 Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD RASHOMON (FOREIGN) (Text) 39206019405750 Audiovisual - DVD Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD DRAMA (Text) 30403001170919 DVD - Drama Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC RASHOMON (Text) 33946002333594 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0780024591
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from English translation of title screen. Title also in Japanese characters.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on Yabu no naka (= In a grove) and Rashomon and other stories by Ryunosuki Akutagawa.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
"The Classic Collection, a joint venture between Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Special features: New high-definition digital transfer ; commentary by Donald Richie ; video introduction by Robert Altman ; excerpts from The world of Kazuo Miyagawa ; reprints of the Rashomon source stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a grove" and "Rashomon" ; Akira Kurosawa on Rashomon (excerpt from his book Something like an autobiography) ; theatrical trailer ; new English subtitle translation ; RSDL dual-layer ed.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Kazuo Miyagawa.
Participant or Performer Note:
Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Kato.
Summary, etc.:
Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
System Details Note:
DVD ; Dolby digital, mono.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Japanese or English soundtrack with optional English subtitles.
Awards Note:
Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards, 1951.
Best director, National Board of Review Award, 1951.
Golden Lion Award, 1951.
Italian Film Critics Award, 1951.
Subject: Murder > Drama.
Rape > Drama.
Samurai > Drama.
Subjectivity > Drama.
Japan > Drama.
Genre: Memory plays.
Feature films.
Samurai films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
DVD-Video discs.

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