Rent Dreams (1990)

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1h 54min
Rent Dreams (aka Yume / Akira Kurosawa's Dreams) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Mike Y. Inoue, Hisao Kurosawa
Writers:
Akira Kurosawa
Aka:
Yume / Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
114 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/11/2016
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince
  • Making of "Dreams" (1990), a 150-minute documentary shot on set and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • New interview with production manager Teruyo Nogami
  • New interview with assistant director Takashi Koizumi
  • Kurosawa's Way (2011), a fifty-minute documentary by Kurosawa's longtime translator Catherine Cadou, featuring interviews with filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Martin Scorsese, Hayao Miyazaki, and others
  • Trailer

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