Soundtracks in Japanese or English; English subtitles.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Standard Identifiers
Criterion collection ; 138. Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit.
1.33:1 aspect ratio; RSDL dual layer; high definition transfer with restored image and sound. Based on In a bush by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Originally issued as a motion picture in 1950 by Daiei, Japan. Special features include: commentary by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie; video introduction by Robert Altman; excerpts from The world of Kazuo Miyagawa (cinematographer); reprints from Rashomon source stories, Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "In a bush" and "Rashomon"; excerpt about Rashomon from Kurosawa's book "Something like an autobiography"; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note
Special features: new high definition digital transfer with restored image and sound, audio commentary by Japanese film historian Donald Richie, original theatrical trailer, a video introduction by director Robert Altman and excerpts from 'The world of Kazuo Miyagawa' a documentary about Rashomon's cinematographer. Booklet includes the original source material for Rashomon: Ryunosuke Akutagawa's 'In a grove' and 'Rashomon', and excerpts from Kurosawa's book 'Something like an autobiography' featuring hiscomments on Rashomon.
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD video
System Details Note
DVD format; Dolby digital mono.