Red Beard

Red Beard

Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
, Yuzo Kayama
Yuzo Kayama
, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Tsutomu Yamazaki
, Kyoko Kagawa
Kyoko Kagawa
Akira Kurosawa
Red Beard

Red Beard

Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
, Yuzo Kayama
Yuzo Kayama
, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Tsutomu Yamazaki
, Kyoko Kagawa
Kyoko Kagawa
Akira Kurosawa

DVD (Wide Screen / Black & White)

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Finally available on DVD is Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard as part of the elite Criterion Collection. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen in black-and-white, the image quality on Red Beard is excellent. Aside of a small amount of grain and dirt in a few scenes, this picture features solid black, gray, and white levels. Overall, Criterion has done a fantastic job of making sure this reproduction looks great. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 4.0 Surround in Japanese and is also top-notch. While directional effects are generally kept to a minimum, overall the soundtrack is free and clear of most all hiss and distortion. Also included on this disc are English subtitles. The extra features on Red Beard are small but substantial. A commentary track by director by Kurosawa and film scholar Stephen Prince provide a wealth of information on the making of the film and what it took to bring it to the screen. Also included on this disc is a non-anamorphic widescreen theatrical trailer for the film.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
UPC: 0037429168820
Original Release: 1965
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 3:05:00
Sales rank: 14,878

Special Features

New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions; Audio commentary by Kurosawa film scholar Stephen Prince ; Notes by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; Theatrical trailer ; Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toshiro Mifune Kyojio Niide (Akahige)
Yuzo Kayama Dr. Noboru Yasumoto
Tsutomu Yamazaki Sahachi
Kyoko Kagawa Mad Woman
Miyuki Kuwano Onaka
Kinuyo Tanaka Noboru's mother
Koji Mitsui Actor
Reiko Nanao Actor
Tatsuyoshi Ebara Genzo Tsugawa
Yoshio Tsuchiya Handayu Mori
Reiko Dan Osugi
Kamatari Fujiwara Rokusuke
Akemi Negishi Okumi
Eijiro Tono Goheiji
Takashi Shimura Tokubei Izumiya
Terumi Niki Otoyo
Haruko Sugimura Kin
Yoko Naito Masae
Ken Mitsuda Masae's father
Chishu Ryu Noboru's father
Yoshitaka Zushi Choiji

Technical Credits
Akira Kurosawa Director,Screenwriter
Masato Ide Screenwriter
Ryuzo Kikushima Producer,Screenwriter
Shinobu Muraki Production Designer
Yoshiro Muraki Production Designer
Asaichi Nakai Cinematographer
Hideo Oguni Screenwriter
Takao Saito Cinematographer
Masaru Sato Score Composer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Yasumoto's Arrival
2. Red Beard
3. Dr. Mori
4. The Mantis
5. "I'll Break Every Rule!"
6. Osugi Chastises Yasumoto
7. Lecture
8. "Please Help Me "
9. Symphony
10. A Doctor's Philosophy
11. "Don't Look Away!"
12. Rokusuke's Death
13. Sahachi Falls Ill
14. Okuni's Sad Tale
15. Concern for Sahachi
16. Blackmail
17. Sahachi's Secret
18. Onaka's Return
19. Sahachi's Confession
20. Yasumoto Dons the Uniform
21. House Call
22. The Brothel
23. Fight
24. Otoyo Is Rescued
25. Intermission
26. Yasumoto Tends to Otoyo
27. Otoyo Learns Kindness
28. Yasumoto Falls Ill
29. Otoyo Cares for Yasumoto
30. Otoyo's Broken Heart
31. A Little Thief
32. Ghobo's Story
33. Suicide
34. Otoyo's New Life
35. Yasumoto Sees the Light
36. Chobo Shames His Family
37. The Wedding Ceremony
38. A New Beginning

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