1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (15 pages ; 19 cm).
Criterion collection ; 233.
Formatted Contents Note
Special features: audio commentary by Stephen Prince author of "The warrior's camera: the cinema of Akira Kurosawa" ; a 32-minute documentary on "Stray dog" from the seies "Akira Kurosawa : it is wonderful to create," including interviews with Kurosawa, production designer Yoshiro Muraki, actress Keiko Awaji, and others ; a 16-page booklet featuring Akira Kurosawa on "A Stray Dog," from his book "Something like an autobiography" and an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty.
A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side -- Container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949. Aspect ratio 1.33:1. Special features: audio commentary by Stephen Prince, 32-minute documentary on Stray dog from the series Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create.
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
System Details Note
NTSC. DVD ; code 1 ; Dolby digital mono.