Kurosawa

Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Nov. 13, 2016
Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)

Yume / Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990)
Japanese | BRRip | MKV | 1024x560 | AVC @ 2746 kb/s | 2.57 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s 2 ch + commentary | 01:59:44 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest …

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 10, 2016
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) [The Criterion Collection]

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
BDRip | MKV | 720 x 388 | x264 @ 1255 Kbps | 119 min | 1,24 Gb
Audio: Japanese AAC 2.0 @ 154 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore. In a visually sumptuous journey through the master’s imagination, tales of childlike wonder give way to apocalyptic apparitions: a young boy stumbles on a fox wedding in a forest; a soldier confronts the ghosts of the war dead; a power plant meltdown smothers a seaside landscape in radioactive fumes. Interspersed with reflections on the redemptive power of creation, including a richly textured tribute to Vincent van Gogh (who is played by Martin Scorsese), Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams is both a showcase for its maker’s artistry at its most unbridled and a deeply personal lament for a world at the mercy of human ignorance.

Akira Kurosawa  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at May 17, 2016
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa by Peter Wild
English | Nov. 15, 2014 | ISBN: 1780233434 | 209 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

“Most directors have one film for which they are known or possibly two,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “Akira Kurosawa has eight or nine.” Through masterpieces such as Kagemusha, Seven Samurai, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa (1910–98) influenced directors from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to Martin Scorsese, and his groundbreaking innovations in cinematography and editing, combined with his storytelling, made him a cinematic icon.

Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema  

Posted by tarantoga at March 23, 2015
Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema

Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, "Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema"
ISBN: 0822324830, 0822325195 | 2000 | EPUB | 496 pages | 1 MB
Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa

Filming Shakespeare's Plays: The Adaptations of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook and Akira Kurosawa By Anthony Davies
1994 | 236 Pages | ISBN: 0521399130 , 0521335086 | PDF | 43 MB
Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection]
Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
4xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 min | 16,45 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged. All gripping dramas, those rare first films - Sanshiro Sugata; The Most Beautiful; Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two; and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail - are collected here and include a two-part martial arts saga, a portrait of female volunteers helping the war effort, and a kabuki-derived tale of deception. These captivating films are a glorious introduction to a peerless career.

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)  

Posted by Someonelse at May 8, 2012
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)

Dreams (1990)
A Film by Akira Kurosawa
DVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | 02:01:55 | 5,13 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Adam Low - Kurosawa (2001) - Documentary  Video

Posted by mxlabs at Sept. 24, 2011
Adam Low - Kurosawa (2001) - Documentary

Adam Low - Kurosawa (2001)
Xvid MPEG-4 | 576x320 - 24 FPS | English + English Subtitles when Japanese is spoken - (hardcoded) | MP3 128 Kbps | 01:55:32 min | SM 200 MB / 4 parts | total: 705 MB
genre: Documentary

The earliest bits - detailing Kurosawa's youth and family were most appealing (in spite of the re-enactments); about 1/3 of the way in this documentary really loses steam, offering few insights into Kurosawa's work - with some shocking omissions: STRAY DOG, THE IDIOT, BAD SLEEP WELL, LOWER DEPTHS, HIDDEN FORTRESS and HIGH & LOW aren't touched upon, and are all essential to understanding Kurosawa's working methods and worldview. The voice-over text holding this doc together is largely drawn from Kurosawa's own 'Something Like An Autobiography,' which focuses on his early career; apparently the filmmakers felt it adequate to leave off with that, before wrapping things up with a brief look at his 80s comeback.
Eclipse Series 7: Postwar Kurosawa (1946-1955) [The Criterion Collection]

Eclipse Series 7: Postwar Kurosawa (1946-1955) [The Criterion Collection]
4xDVD9 (ISO) + 1xDVD9 (VIDEO_TS) | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 590 mins | Total: 32,58 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English | Scans (15 JPGs) - 13,1 Mb
Genre: Drama | Japan

Akira Kurosawa came into his own as a filmmaker directly following World War II, delving into the state of his devastated nation with a series of pensive, topical dramas. Amid Japan’s economic collapse and U.S. occupation, Kurosawa managed to find humor and redemption existing alongside despair and anxiety. In these five early films, which range from political epic to Capraesque whimsy to courtroom potboiler, Kurosawa revealed the artistic range and social acuity that would mark his career and make him the most popular Japanese director in the world.
Akira Kurosawa - Sugata Sanshiro (1943) aka Judo Story

Sugata Sanshiro (1943) aka Judo Story - Akira Kurosawa
BD-Rip | MKV x264 at 5 150 Kbps | 960 x 720 (1.333) at 23.976 fps | AC-3 at 448 Kbps (2 ch) 48.0 KHz
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English, French | Runtime: 1h 19mn | 3.09 GiB
Director: Akira Kurosawa | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

This first effort by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa was originally released as Sanshiro Sugata . The film, made under reasonably smooth conditions despite the war, is based on a best-selling novel about the creation of Judo. Most of the film explores the relationship between the creator of this form of self-defense and his faithful protege. In addition to establishing the reputation of Kurosawa, the film made a popular star of Susumu Fujita. Sanshiro Sugata was remade by Shigeo Tanaka in 1955 and again by Seiichuro Uchikawa ten years later.