2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 pages : illustrations; 19 cm.)
Criterion collection ; 24.
Formatted Contents Note
Special features: Widescreen verson enhanced for 16x9 TVs disc 1. Audio commentary featuring Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince New, restored high-definition digital transfer Language: Japanese Dolby digital surround Subtitles: English. disc 2. 37-minute documentary on the making of High and Low, created as part ot the Toho Masterworks series "Akira Kurosawa: It is wonderful to create" Rare video interview with actor Toshiro Mifune, conducted by TV talk-show host Tetsuko Kuroyanagi New video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki who plays the kidnapper Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.
A crime thriller of startling suspense and complexity, in which the son of a wealthy manufacturer is thought kidnapped, but then it is discovered that the son of the chauffeur has been taken by mistake. Gondo is faced with the choice of either paying the ransom and facing financial ruin or letting a little boy die.
Special features include: Audio commentary featuring Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince; a 37-minute making-of documentary; rare video interview with Toshirō Mifune; new video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki; theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S. Originally released as motion picture in 1963. Based on the novel King's ransom by Ed McBain.
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles.
System Details Note
Widescreen format, 16 x 9 (aspect ratio 2.35:1). DVD, Dolby Digital surround; region 1; enhanced for widescreen (16:9) presentation,