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Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai) is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosowa (Rashomon). Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel "King’s Ransom", Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on class and contemporary Japanese society.
Audio commentary by Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
Documentary on the making of "High and Low"
Rare video interview with actor Toshiro Mifune
Video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki, who plays the kidnapper
Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and more!
I looooooooove this movie! It's a long movie (2 1/2 hours, which doesn't bother me), but keeps you sucked in the whole time! Read morePublished 5 days ago by semirecyclableclient
powerful film, great acting and directing. It's theme is universal. The human emotions, profound. That last scene is one of the most powerful scenes ever. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Sharon Azar
Amazing movie! Such a classic! I would recommend this film to anyone who is into foreign films, classic films, film noir, or crime films.Published 3 months ago by Dan Wilson
Loved every second of this movie. One of Kurosawa's best, and one of my all time favorites. Suspenseful, inventive, and haunting.Published 5 months ago by Bukoku
Excellent film. Watch it. And it looks stunning. Criterion puts out a wonderful product.Published 8 months ago by PlungerBaby