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Rashomon VHS

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4.5 out of 5 stars 253 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki
  • Directors: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Ryûnosuke Akutagawa, Shinobu Hashimoto
  • Producers: Masaichi Nagata, Minoru Jingo
  • Format: Black & White, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Homevision
  • VHS Release Date: August 14, 2001
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 253 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6303073107
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,973 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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A cinema classic, Rashomon introduced the Western world to the greatness of Akira Kurosawa and paved the way for fellow masters of the Japanese film industry. Using an innovative narrative style, this eloquent director reveals how the truth in any situation depends on your point of view. Four different narrators describe the same brutal act--a woman's rape and her husband's consequent death--yet the facts elude us because each interprets the story to make himself appear in the best light. Machiko Kyo and Toshiro Mifune turn in magnificent performances as the lady and her savage attacker.

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This 1950 film by Akira Kurosawa is more than a classic: it's a cinematic archetype that has served as a template for many a film since. (Its most direct influence was on a Western remake, The Outrage, starring Paul Newman and directed by Martin Ritt.) In essence, the facts surrounding a rape and murder are told from four different and contradictory points of view, suggesting the nature of truth is something less than absolute. The cast, headed by Kurosawa's favorite actor, Toshiro Mifune, is superb. --Tom Keogh


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