See the Trailer for Studiocanal's 4K Restoration of Kurosawa's 'Ran'

February 26, 2016
Source: YouTube

Akira Kurosawa's Ran

Experience one of Akira Kurosawa's epic masterpieces on the big screen in 4K this winter. Studiocanal has debuted a trailer and a poster for the re-release of the 4K restoration of Kurosawa's Ran, finished and first released in 1985 - now playing again over 30 years later. The script, partly based on William Shakespeare's King Lear, depicted a ruthless, bloodthirsty daimyo (warlord), played by Tatsuya Nakadai, who, after foolishly banishing his one loyal son, surrenders his kingdom to his other two sons, who then betray him, thus plunging the entire kingdom into war. If you haven't seen this film before, now is your chance to get the full on experience. Thankfully it's getting UK + US restored re-release - now playing at Film Forum in NYC.

Here's the new UK trailer (+ poster) for the 4K restoration of Akira Kurosawa's Ran, direct from YouTube:

Akira Kurosawa's Ran Poster - UK Quad

Japanese warlord Hidetori Ichimonji decides the time has come to retire and divide his fiefdom among his three sons. His eldest and middle sons - Taro and Jiro - agree with his decision and promise to support him for his remaining days. The youngest son Saburo disagrees with all of them arguing that there is little likelihood the three brothers will remain united. Ran is the final masterpiece from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, released in 1985, after he made Kagemusha and it's considered one of his great epics. The film is fully restored in digital 4K and will be released in the UK from Studiocanal in April, and in the US through Rialto Pictures starting this week. For complete theater listings in the US, visit here.

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