Kurosawa

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi, "The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman’s Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan"
2015 | ISBN-10: 0824839579 | 240 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Kurosawa's Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films

Kurosawa's Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films by Paul Anderer
2016 | ISBN: 1681772272 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

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.

Kurosawa: Film Studies and Japanese Cinema  eBooks & eLearning

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
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.

Tokyo Sonata - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (2008)  Video

Posted by tribu at July 4, 2009
Tokyo Sonata - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (2008)

Tokyo Sonata (2008)
DVDRip | Language: Japanese | Subtitles: Spanish & English (.srt)
XviD 640x352 (16:9) | 115 min | 23.976 fps | AC3 448kbps | 1.37Gb + 3%
Genre: Drama | RS.com


When the father is canned at work, an average Tokyo family goes into slo-mo freefall in “Tokyo Sonata,” a quizzical dramedy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa .
Cuando el padre es echado del trabajo sin aviso previo, una familia común de Tokio experimenta la caída libre en cámara lenta en Tokyo Sonata, socarrona tragicomedia de Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

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.

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) [Repost]  Video

Posted by ETRU at Oct. 24, 2014
AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) [Repost]

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) [2009]
25 x untouched DVD | NTSC | Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1, 1.85:1 | 3063 mins | Book (PDF) - 114 Mb | Total 156 Gb
Audio: Japanese Dolby Stereo / Dolby Mono | Subtitles: English
Genre: Classics | The Criterion Collection

The creator of such timeless masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa is one of the most influential and beloved filmmakers who ever lived - and for many the greatest artist the medium has known. Now, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe box set celebrating his astonishing career. Featuring twenty-five of the films he made over the course of his fifty years in movies - from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations - AK 100 is the most complete set of his works ever released in this country, and includes four rare films that have never been available on DVD.
Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945) [The Criterion Collection] [Repost]

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (1943-1945)
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 | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama | Criterion Collection

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.