From Rashomon (1950) to Ran (1985), Akira Kurosawa set new boundaries for world cinema. His extraordinary career spanned one of Japan's most dramatic centuries and produced a string of masterpieces unrivalled in motion picture history. In the first major documentary to be made since his death in 1998, Kurosawa's family and colleagues are joined by critics from Japan and America to produce a comprehensive assessment of his achievements. Shot in High Definition, this revealing look at the acclaimed director features extensive clips from Kurosawa's greatest films and includes interviews with James Coburn and Clint Eastwood along with longtime associate Teruyo Nogami, actresses Machiko Kyo and Isuzu Yamada, actor Tatsuya Nakadai, director Kno Ichikawa and critics Tadao Sato and renowned Kurosawa historian Donald Ritchie.
Bonus Interview Footage