Classics Remastered: Ran
With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
- " Ran takes film spectacle to new heights. Kurosawa continues not only to extend his own powers but to exploit new technical advances. " – David Robinson
- " An arresting amalgamation of unforgettable imagery. " – Mike Massie
- " One can hardly watch Ran without feeling a sense of prophecy fulfilled. The tragic results displayed in this film suggest we all need to discern more deeply exactly who we can trust to lead us. " – Ed Travis