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Rashomon [videorecording] / produced by Minoru Jingo ; written by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Kurosawa, Akira, 1910-1998 (Added Author). Mifune, Toshirō, 1920-1997 (Added Author). Kyo, Machiko, 1924- (Added Author). Mori, Masayuki, 1911-1973 (Added Author). Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927 Rashōmon and other stories. (Added Author). Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927 Yabu no naka. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown ADVD RASHOMO (Text) 79361000098217 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the stories "Rashōmon" and "In a grove = Yabu no naka" by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Features: audio commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; interview with director Robert Altman about Rashomon; excerpts from "The world of Kazuo Miyagawa," a documentary on Rashomon's cinematographer; "A testimony as an image," a sixty-eight-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew; archival audio interview with actor Takashi Shimura; original and rerelease trailers; booklet featuring an essay by film historian Stephen Prince, an excerpt from director Akira Kurosawa's "Something like an autobiography," and reprints of Rashomon's two source stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
Participant or Performer Note: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki.
Summary, etc.: The murder of a man and the rape of his wife are told from four different perspectives.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD, mono.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: For private home use only.
Language Note: In Japanese with English subtitles.
Subject: Murder > Drama.
Rape > Drama.
Witnesses > Drama.
Memory > Drama.
Subjectivity > Drama.
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke, 1892-1927 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Detective and mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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