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Ikiru (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

Ikiru (1952) The Criterion Collection Blu-ray
 
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- US RELEASED DISC.
- (REGION A) PLAYS ON REGION A BLU-RAY PLAYERS ONLY.

Ikiru Blu-ray
The Criterion Collection
Criterion | 1952 | 143 min | Not rated | Nov 24, 2015

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
Japanese: LPCM Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)

Subtitles
English

Disc
50GB Blu-ray Disc
UPC 715515161213

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DRAMA

Ikiru (1952) Blu-ray

A bureaucrat tries to find some meaning to his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka, Minoru Chiaki, Miki Odagiri, Bokuzen Hidari

Special Features:
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary from 2004 by Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa
- A Message from Akira Kurosawa (2000), a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with Kurosawa
- Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others
- Trailer
- PLUS: Essays by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer and critic Donald Richie

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