Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Gorshin, Nov 20, 2004.
I'm thinking about buying 'Red Beard'. Is it any good?
I have about 25 of his films, and love them all. Red Beard is well worth purchasing, but if you are new to his direction, try 'Seven Samurai', 'Kagemusha', 'Ran', 'Hidden Fortress', and a few others first, to get a sense of his flavour. All very good!
Got all the films you've listed apart from Kagemusha . Waiting for the Criterion:
Criterion have confirmed that they are reissuing Seven Samurai - sourced from a brand new Hi-Def print - in 2005, though they haven't yet announced a date.
Glad I waited for this one, it's been rumoured for ages but it's finally happening!
Kurosawa never really made a bad film (I have all the films he directored). Even some of the films made from his scripts like Ame Agaru are very good! Red Beard itself is towards the great/masterpiece end of the spectrum.
Great news about the Criterion Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai is the best film ever made if you ask me.
im waiting to by the Criterion version of Rashomon (just posted about not being allowed to buy dvds, see that for full explanation!), as I have read the book (or rather the short story ) its based on. I've only ever seen two of his films, criminal I know, both i own, and both a re fantastic.
Throne Of Blood (a Macbeth take)
The Hidden Fortress (geroge Lucas's inspiration for Star Wars)
Once I get into the swing of things again, i shall be buying as many as I can.
Does anyone have an idea of which are the better dvd version of his films as I seen some cheap versions of rashomon but have not bought as im not sure of the quality, the other 2 films I have are from the BFI.
big bottle of saki (or sherry tastes the same to be honest) rattan matt to sit on , big floppy hat and a broomstick with a cleaver tied to the end of it and seven samurai on the projector.
...but a self-knowing world weary melancholy sort of bliss
Either that or 'Battleship Potemkin'
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