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Seven Samurai (50th Anniversary Uncut Version)

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Seven Samurai (50th Anniversary Uncut Version)
(1954) [PG]


In 16th Century Japan a poor village is raided every of year by a group bandits until, driven to the brink of starvation, the villagers decide to hire professional warriors to protect them. With only three meagre meals a day to offer as payment, their quest seems an impossible one. A simple plot,...  More


 
Throne Of Blood

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Throne Of Blood
(1957) [PG]


Kurosawa's film career began in 1936 at the Photo Chemical Laboratories in Tokyo. His directorial debut in 1943, Judo Saga, bore evidence of his economy of expression and marked his humanist approach. His Rashomon won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, and this led to the...  More


 
Yojimbo

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Yojimbo
(1961) [PG]


Later to be remade as 'A Fistful Of Dollars' this story of the Samurai-with-no-name is quite simply one of the best action/adventure films ever made. Donning his sword again, Toshiro Mifune allows fate to lead him into an un-named town. Showing his prowess with the Samurai sword within...  More


 
Rashomon

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Rashomon
(1950) [M]


A woodcutter experiences a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale however, each of the four participants give different views of what actually happened - is any of them telling the truth? Kurosawa's masterful film plays on the subjective nature of truth...  More


 
Ran (2 disc set)

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Ran (2 disc set)
(1985) [PG]


This is a Japanese adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear. An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until...  More


 
Kagemusha

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Kagemusha
(1980) [PG]


Shingen, a powerful warlord, has become as legendary as the motto emblazoned on his war banners: "Swift as the wind. Silent as the forest. Fierce as the fire. Immovable as the mountain." As he lies dying from his battle wounds, Shingen orders his clan to find a double to replace him - to keep his...  More


 
Tampopo

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Tampopo
(1986) [R]


Described as the 'first Japanese noodle western', this amusing tale offers a satirical view of the relationship between food and sex, one of the director's favourite topics. Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.  More


 
Kiki's Delivery Service (Studio Ghibli)

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Kiki's Delivery Service (Studio Ghibli)
(1989) [G]


Set in a time when airships still ruled the skies and World War II never happened, KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE is a coming-of-age tale that explores the difficulties of being a young witch. On her thirteenth birthday, budding witch Kiki is in a hurry to leave her family and establish her...  More


 
Laputa, Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli)

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Laputa, Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli)
(1986) [G]


Hayao Miyazaki's CASTLE IN THE SKY is a rousing adventure that follows an orphan named Sheeta as she eludes the clutches of a secret agent named Muska while trying to discern her family's history. After her first escape from Muska, Sheeta meets up with a young boy named Pazu, whose father, a...  More


 
Kurosawa: A Documentary

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Kurosawa: A Documentary
(2001) [PG]


From Rashomon (1950) to Ran (1985), Akira Kurosawa set new boundaries for world cinema. His extraordinary career spanned one of Japan's most dramatic centuries and produced a string of masterpieces unrivalled in motion picture history. In the first major documentary to be made since his death in...  More


 
 
 

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