The final masterpiece from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, RAN, which translates as turmoil, is Kurosawas meditation on Shakespeares King Lear crossed with the history of Japans 16th century Civil Wars and the legend of Morikawa, a feudal warlord with three sons.
To commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeares death and thirty years on from its original UK theatrical release in 1986, RAN has been meticulously restored in digital 4K by French laboratory Éclair under STUDIOCANAL and Kadokawa Pictures supervision. Based on an original negative, the majority of the restoration work has been done manually, image by image. An action-packed historical epic of stylistic grandeur, the new restoration amplifies the films visual splendour, seen first in all its glory in 2015 where it screened at Cannes, New York and Toronto Film Festivals.
Ran will return to cinemas on April 1st and will hit DVD and Blu-ray on May 2nd
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