Ran (15)

PUBLISHED: 10:04 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

NO DISTRIBUTION company in its right mind would issue a new release this week to compete with Pirates. Whilst most have held back completely, Optimum Home Entertainment decided to try its luck with re-releasing Akira Kurosawa s Ran – a far superior film e

NO DISTRIBUTION company in its right mind would issue a new release this week to compete with Pirates.

Whilst most have held back completely, Optimum Home Entertainment decided to try its luck with re-releasing Akira Kurosawa's Ran - a far superior film experience.

First released in 1985, Ran is a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear set in 16th century feudal Japan and involves a power struggle between three sons after their aging father chooses to divide his land between them.

Ran is a glorious feat of movie making. 5/5


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