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#24 High and Low (1963)

#24 High and Low 1963 // Japan // Akira Kurosawa Criterion Collection (LINK) High Up in Heaven or Down in Hell The films by Akira Kurosawa in majority, no matter jidaigeki/samurai or contemporary, are subsumed with a deep sense of social conscience and often concretise the inexorable socio-economic division. Amidst all, High and Low would be the aptest… Continue reading #24 High and Low (1963)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Japan

The Rickshaw Man 無法松の一生 (1958)

The Rickshaw Man 無法松の一生 1958 // Japan // Hiroshi Inagaki An Unregrettable Life Winner of the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1958, Hiroshi Inagaki’s The Rickshaw Man is indeed a remake of the same film Inagaki himself directed in 1943, which had been censored significantly. Thereby the 1958 version, adapted from the novel… Continue reading The Rickshaw Man 無法松の一生 (1958)

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#02 Seven Samurai (1954)

Criterion Challenge #02 Seven Samurai (1954) 1954 // Japan // Akira Kurosawa Release: Apr 21, 1998 (1998 Edition with Restoration Demonstration) Mar 16, 1999 (1999 Edition) Sep 5, 2006 (Re-release) Oct 19, 2010 (Blu-ray) Rewatching SEVEN SAMURAI is like a trip to the memory lane, back to the good old days of being a novice. It… Continue reading #02 Seven Samurai (1954)