Rashomon
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1950
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-035673-005323
Running time: 1:26 (86 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, (, Black & White), 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 22, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#951)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 26, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
A woodcutter witnesses a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale, however, each of the four participants gives a different view of what actually happened - is anyone telling the truth?

Kurasawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violenece and greed.

The first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema, Rashomon was remade in Hollywood as The Outrage, starring Paul Newman, and is credited by Bryan Singer as his inspiration for The Usual Suspects.
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Genres
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Daiei Co.
Media Companies:
 • British Film Institute
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Akira Kurosawa....Director
Writing
Shinobu Hashimoto....Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa....Screenwriter
Ryunosuke Akutagawa....Original Material By
Production
Jingo Minoura....Producer
Cinematography
Kazuo Miyagawa....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Shigeo Nishida....Film Editor
Music
Fumio Hayasaka....Composer
Sound
Yan Oya....Sound
Art
So Matsuyama....Production Designer
Uichi Ohata....Costume Designer
Etsuo Akashi....Make-up Artist
Cast
Masayuki Mori....The Man
Takashi Shimura....The Woodcutter
Machiko Kyo....The Woman
Toshiro Mifune....The Bandit
Daisuke Kato....The Policeman
Fumiko Honma....The Medium
Kichijiro Ueda....The Commoner
Minoru Chiaki....The Priest