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Title:
Ran
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, 2000, c1985.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 162 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Blu-ray disc ; 1080P High Definition.

Liner notes by David Jenkins.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1985 ; released as a Blu-ray in 2000.

Requires a Blu-ray player.

Special features include: Art of the samurai: interview with a Japanese art-of-war expert ; Akira Jurosawa: the epic and the intimate, a documentary on the director ; A.K.: feature length documentary from director Chris Marker ; The samurai: documentary on samurai art.
Abstract:
Akira Kurosawa's conceived re-telling of Shakespeare's King Lear mixes Japanese history, Shakespeare's plot and Kurasawa's own feelings about loyalty in the epic masterpiece, RAN. Set in the 16th century Japan, an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle between the three, when Hidetora falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest when he speaks the truth. The ruthless betrayal ultimately drives the Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.

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