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Ran (乱) by Thomas
July 25, 2013, 5:49 pm
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A shogun decides to give up his throne to his three sons. As in King Lear, this leads to a series of unintended and disastrous consequences.  The result is raw and disturbing, as well as visually stunning.  The glorious color makes you wonder why you even liked Kurosawa’s black and white movies. (Oh right, you liked them because they are awesome.) The battle scenes are crazy,  especially when you consider that they only had twelve million dollars! Even twelve million 1985 dollars is a paltry sum for an epic like this.  I’m gonna go for Required Viewing on this one.

Ran (乱)


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