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The BFI releases up to 40 titles a year on DVD and in dual format editions.
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The Bad Sleep Well
The first film made by Akira Kurosawa’s own production company is a dark tale of greed, corporate corruption and revenge.
Part gangster film, part melodrama and part social critique, Akira Kurosawa’s first critical success follows the troubled friendship between a disillusioned doctor and a young yakuza.
Six films from the start of Akira Kurosawa’s career demonstrate the emergence of a profoundly influential directorial vision.
The Hidden Fortress
A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress, The Hidden Fortress is a thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai action movie.
High and Low
An industrialist faces an agonising choice when a ruthless kidnapper, aiming to snatch his young son, takes the wrong boy, but still demands the ransom.
I Live in Fear
A businessman faces the hostility of his family when he moves them from Tokyo to Brazil to escape the nuclear holocaust he fears is imminent.
Akira Kurosawa’s tale of a man diagnosed with stomach cancer is a contemplation of the nature of existence and the question of how we find meaning in our lives.
Kurosawa Classic Collection
Five of masterpieces by Akira Kurosawa,including the previously unreleased The Lower Depths and Dodes’ka-den, explore the complexities of life.
Kurosawa Crime Collection
Box set celebrating Akira Kurosawa’s mastery of the crime genre with four of his finest thrillers.
In Akira Kurosawa’s comedy of manners, a ronin runs rings around nine young, clean-cut samurai while cleaning up a spot of corruption in local government.
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