Red Beard (Akahige)


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Year: 1965
Format: DVD
Genre: Drama
Cast: Akemi Negishi, Chishu Ryu, Eijiro Tono, Kamatari Fujiwara, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyoko Kagawa, Miyuki Kuwano, Reiko Dan, Takashi Shimura, Tatsuyoshi Ehara, Toshiro Mifune, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Yuzo Kayama
Original Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 16-Jul-02
Runtime (minutes):

SKU: CCRED190DVD Categories: ,


A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion.

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by Kurosawa film scholar Stephen Prince
  • Notes by Japanese film historian Donald Richie
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Eric Skillman

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