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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Kurosawa Akira (Director) | Terao Akira (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Yoshitaka Zushi (Actor)
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All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.7 out of 10 (3)

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A unique title in Kurosawa Akira's unparalleled filmography, his 1990 work Yume (a.k.a. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams) consists of eight dream sequences based on the director's actual dreams at different points in his life. Kurosawa is the undisputed grand master of Japanese cinema, and Yume is perhaps the work that is closest to the director himself, a masterpiece that drifts through time, fables, and imagined worlds. Spare in dialogue and rich in imagery, the anthology captures the hypnotic dreams and harrowing nightmares of a singular mind.

A young boy surreptitiously watches a fox spirit wedding procession in a forest on a sunny rainy day. Dolls come alive in a treeless peach orchard. A mysterious woman appears to a group of mountaineers caught in an unforgiving blizzard. An army officer encounters the ghosts of his past in a seemingly endless dark tunnel. An art student travels through a world made up of Van Gogh's works, encountering the artist (played by Martin Scorceses) in a field. The sky turns bloody red after a nuclear power plant meltdown, and five people stay behind as everyone flees for the ocean. A man encounters a demon-like man while drifting in a wasted post-apocalyptic land. A young traveler comes to a quiet, idyllic village where the people have decided to return to simpler times to reverse the damage caused by modern technology. Though eight separate stories, the themes and imagery painted in the shorts weave together into a message-laden whole.

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Product Title: Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 黑澤明之夢 (1990) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 黑泽明之梦 (1990) (Blu-ray) (香港版) ゆめ Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Terao Akira (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Yoshitaka Zushi (Actor) | Harada Mieko (Actor) | Igawa Hisashi (Actor) | Izaki Mitsunori (Actor) | Kasatomi Shu (Actor) | Negishi Kie (Actor) 寺尾聰 (Actor) | 倍賞美津子 (Actor) | 頭師佳孝 (Actor) | 原田美枝子 (Actor) | Igawa Hisashi (Actor) | Izaki Mitsunori (Actor) | 笠智眾 (Actor) | 根岸季衣 (Actor) 寺尾聪 (Actor) | 倍赏美津子 (Actor) | 头师佳孝 (Actor) | 原田美枝子 (Actor) | Igawa Hisashi (Actor) | Izaki Mitsunori (Actor) | 笠智众 (Actor) | 根岸季衣 (Actor) 寺尾聰 (Actor) | 倍賞美津子 (Actor) | Yoshitaka Zushi (Actor) | 原田美枝子 (Actor) | 井川比佐志 (Actor) | 伊崎充則 (Actor) | 笠智衆 (Actor) | 根岸季衣 (Actor) | 山下哲生 (Actor) Terao Akira (Actor) | Baisho Mitsuko (Actor) | Yoshitaka Zushi (Actor) | Harada Mieko (Actor) | Igawa Hisashi (Actor) | Izaki Mitsunori (Actor) | Kasatomi Shu (Actor) | Negishi Kie (Actor)
Director: Kurosawa Akira 黑澤明 黑泽明 黒沢明 Kurosawa Akira
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2017-09-14
Language: Japanese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Thai, French, German, Portuguese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1, 2.40 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 50 GB - Double Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Rating: I
Publisher: Warner Home Video (HK)
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1061854558

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Director: Akira Kurosawa

Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Martin Scoresese and Francis Ford Coppola and other moviemakers cite him as a primal influence. The Magnificent Seven, A Fistful of Dollars and the Star Wars sagas were inspired by his work. He's Akira Kurosawa, considered one of the 20th-century's greatest film directors.

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is one of the most visionary, deeply personal works in the 60-year year career of the master behind Rashomon, The Seven Samurai and Ran. Comprised of eight episodes rich in imagery and insight (and featuring Scorsese as Vincent Van Gogh), it explores the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power and especially humankind's need to harmonize with nature. You will be enchanted...and enthralled.
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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.7 out of 10 (3)

Kevin Kennedy
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July 20, 2008

This customer review refers to Dreams (1990) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Breathtaking imagery Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
"Akira Kurosawa's Dreams" is a collection of short subjects or 'dreams', all of which are visually arresting. My favorites are the first two. The first involves a young boy who gets an unauthorized glimpse of a wedding procession of fox spirits. The second shows the same boy witnessing a dance of peach tree spirits. Both of these stories draw strength from their roots in Japanese folklore. The second half of the film is much less successful, as it presents a series of "dreams" that rather clumsily retail a brand of anti-technology, back-to-nature environmentalism. All in all, "Dreams" is well worth watching, but a bit of a disappointment after its great start.
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Anonymous

April 28, 2003

This customer review refers to Dreams (1990) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
A collection of Kurosawa shorts Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
Kurosawa's second-to-last film is almost like a short story collection, covering subject matters that range from apocalypic and haunting to wonderfully imaginative. The favorite seems to be his playful mini-biography of Vincent Van Gogh, giving the artist a chance to walk through a landscape of his own visual creations. But the most memorable is a simple Japanese ghost story, a period piece that tells of a child destined to become a changeling.

Kurosawa has never shown his visual flair to such advantage. While interest does vary from one story to the next, there's always the feeling that you're in the hands of a filmmaker able to tell a story from any time or genre.
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Dan
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November 6, 2001

This customer review refers to Akira Kursawa's Dreams (Deleted item - duplicated to 1002846372)
Incredible Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is one of if not THE best movies I have ever seen! All the depth of every movie buffs favorite Orson Welles movie but much more accesible. I highly recommend it.
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