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Program Title: Kagemusha
EASC Code: JK-23
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Akira Kurosawa
Release Date: 1980
Running Time: 180 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: In his late, color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career- the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Kagemusha for the first time in its full-length version in the United States.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006