The Lower Depths: Two Films By Akira Kurosawa / Jean Renoir (Special Edition Double-DVD)

The Lower Depths: Two Films By Akira Kurosawa /
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1936
  • Label: Criterion
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Single Side - Dual Layer
Akira Kurosawa's THE LOWER DEPTHS
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Mono - Japanese
Additional Release Material:
  • Audio Commentaries - 1. Donald Richie - Film Expert
  • Documentaries - 1. "Making of THE LOWER DEPTHS" (Part of the Toho Masterworks series "Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create")
  • Trailers - 1. Original Theatrical Trailer
Text/Image Galleries:
  • Biographies - 1. Cast
  • Essays:
    1. Keiko McDonald
    2. Thomas Rimer
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Mono - French
Additional Release Material:
  • Introduction - 1. Jean Renoir - Director
Text/Image Galleries:
  • Essay - 1. Alexander Sesonske

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Product Description:

This release finds two of world cinema's most influential directors trying their hands at cinematic adaptions of the same Maxim Gorky play, THE LOWER DEPTHS. Akira Kurosawa's 1957 version is set during Japan's burgeoning Edo period and stars Toshiru Mifune and Isuzu Yamada, while Jean Renoir's 1936 version was filmed during Hitler's rise to prominence in Germany and stars Jean Gabin and Louis Jouvet. Although each director took liberties with Gorky's story in order to make it fit into their own distinct vision, they both deliver profound, moving works that reconfirm their status as true masters. See individual titles for more detailed information.


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  • UPC: 037429181324
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