Kagemusha: Cinema Reserve Edition (UK)
"Swift as the wind. Silent as the forest. Fierce as the fire. Immovable as the mountain"
Running Time: 152 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
Content Type: Movie
Shingen, a powerful warlord, has become as legendary as the motto emblazoned on his war banners: "Swift as the wind. Silent as the forest. Fierce as the fire. Immovable as the mountain." As he lies dying from his battle wounds, Shingen orders his clan to find a double to replace him - to keep his death secret so that his enemies will not attack. The man chosen for this role is called Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior). However, Kagemusha turns out to be a petty criminal who must somehow transform himself into a great leader and command the allegiance of 25,000 Samurai warriors.
An epic drama of feudal conflict in 16th century Japan, Kagemusha was nominated for two 1980 Academy Awards® (Art Direction/Set Decoration and Best Foreign Language Film) and was co-winner of the grand prize at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival. Co-executive produced by Francis Coppola and George Lucas, Kagemusha remains a milestone in the brilliant career of director Akira Kurosawa.
Audio commentary from Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
`A Vision Realised` featurette
`Coppola, Lucas and Kagemusha` video interviews (18 mins)
`Kurosawa`s Continuity` stills gallery
`Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create` featurette (41 mins)
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 4.0 Japanese
Director of Photography:
Francis Ford Coppola
Twentieth Century Fox