Cast: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Senji Miyaguchi, Keiko Tsushima, Isao Kimura, Daisuke Katô, Minoru Chiaki
Seen: July 7, 2007 at Cinematheque
Reason to see: It's on my List of 101 Films I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen, for being on the imdb's top #250 films (currently ranked as # 10). It is also my entry for week 29/52 for my challenge of seeing films in the theatre 52 weeks in a row.
Reason to review: My fourth and final review as a part of the Akira Kurosawa blog-a-thon
There were some sound quality issues when I saw this film and I think that put a damper on my enjoyment ever so slightly. Even with that, out of all the Akira Kurosawa films I've seen I would have to say that Rashômon is my favourite, with this coming in as a close second.
This film was remade numerous times, most famously as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brynner.
Fair warning - it's a long one! Most cuts of the film are 3 hrs plus so make
Shannon's Overall View:
I really enjoyed it
I'd buy it
I highly recommend it
© Shannon Ridler, 2007