Ran Kurosawa

Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]  Video

Posted by Sartre at July 31, 2016
Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]

Ran (1985) [4K Remaster]
BDRip | MKV | 2hr 42mn | 1920x1040 | x264 -> 3500kbps | E-AC3 4.0 -> 512kbps | 4.55GiB
Action-Drama | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: ENG, GER | Nitroflare/1fichier

Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he's about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control.

Ran (1985)  Video

Posted by Helladot at June 3, 2016
Ran (1985)

Ran (1985)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 692 | x264 @ 2148 Kbps | 2h 42mn | 3,09 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Action, Drama | A film by Akira Kurosawa

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.

Ran (1985) [The Criterion Collection #316 - Out Of Print] [ReUp]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at July 20, 2011
Ran (1985) [The Criterion Collection #316 - Out Of Print] [ReUp]

Ran (1985)
A Film by Akira Kurosawa
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9 | Cover + Booklet | 02:42:33 | 7,93 Gb + 7,17 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + English Commentary track | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Drama, War | The Criterion Collection #316

Ran is Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's reinterpretation of William Shakespeare's King Lear. The Lear counterpart is an elderly 16th-century warlord (Tatsuya Nakadai), who announces that he's about to divide his kingdom equally among his three sons. In his dotage, he falls prey to the false flattery of his treacherous sons (Akira Terao and Jinpachi Nezu), while banishing his youngest son (Daisuke Ryu), the only member of the family who loves him enough to tell him the unvarnished truth. Thanks to his foolish pride, his domain collapses under its own weight as the sons battle each other over total control. Kurosawa's first film in five years, Ran had been in the planning stages for twice that long; Kurosawa had storyboarded the project with a series of vivid color paintings that have since been published in book form in England. The battle scenes are staged with such brutal vigor that it's hard to imagine that the director was 75 years old at the time. This 160-minute historical epic won several international awards, but it was not a hit in Japan, and it would be five more years before Kurosawa would be able to finance another picture.

Akira Kurosawa-Ran (1985)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at Jan. 28, 2008
Akira Kurosawa-Ran (1985)

Akira Kurosawa-Ran (1985)
1464 MB | 2:35:38 | Japanese with Eng.+Tur. s/t | XviD, 810 Kb/s | 608x336

With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi, "The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan"
2015 | ISBN-10: 0824839579 | 240 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Kurosawa's Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films

Kurosawa's Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films by Paul Anderer
2016 | ISBN: 1681772272 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Nov. 13, 2016
Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)

Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)
Japanese | BRRip | MKV | 1024x560 | AVC @ 2746 kb/s | 2.57 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s 2 ch + commentary | 01:59:44 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest …

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 10, 2016
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 388 | x264 @ 1255 Kbps | 119 min | 1,24 Gb
Audio: Japanese AAC 2.0 @ 154 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (who is played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

Akira Kurosawa  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at May 17, 2016
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa by Peter Wild
English | Nov. 15, 2014 | ISBN: 1780233434 | 209 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

“Most directors have one film for which they are known or possibly two,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “Akira Kurosawa has eight or nine.” Through masterpieces such as Kagemusha, Seven Samurai, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa (1910–98) influenced directors from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to Martin Scorsese, and his groundbreaking innovations in cinematography and editing, combined with his storytelling, made him a cinematic icon.

Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at March 23, 2015
Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, "Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema"
ISBN: 0822324830, 0822325195 | 2000 | EPUB | 496 pages | 1 MB