This Collector’s Box Set contains Five Best Films of Oscar Nominated Director - Akira Kurosawa.
About The Director:
Born in Tokyo in 1910, Akira Kurosawa's early training was as a painter. He entered the film industry as an assistant director and directed his first film - Sanshiro Sugata - in 1943. Kurosawa's breakthrough film Rashomon released in 1950 and won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival. In a directorial career spanning over five decades, Kurosawa went on to win the most prestigious of hte cinemativ awards. He often worked with the same group of collaborators, including the actor Toshiro Mifune, Tastsuya Nakadai and Takashi Shimura. Kuroasawa's films have had a major influence on world cinema, and have been the inspiration behind films like The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Doolars and the Star Wars films. In 1984 Kurosawa was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, the highest decoration in France. In 1990 he was given an Academy Honorary Award for cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world."
Awards & Nominations:
- Won Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival - 1951
- Won Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival - 1980
- Won Career Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival - 1982
- Nominated for Oscar - 1986
- Won BAFTA Film Award - 1981 & 1987
- Won Honorary Award - 1990
Another 57 Wins & 17 Nominations
1. Throne of Blood (1957)
A ruthlessly ambitious lord, egged on by his wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become Emperor.
2. Yojimbo (1961)
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
4. Red Beard (1965)
In 19th century Japan, a rough tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
5. High and Low (1963)
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Note: All movies are in Japanese language with the option of English subtitles.