Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa

I found this 1950 classic by Akira Kurosawa on google videos while doing a search for public domain movies.

The description given at google videos for this film is as follows: "This film is Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Ryunosuke Akutagawa's short story dealing with the subjectivy(sic) of eyewitness evidence in the solving of a crime. In July 2006, a Japanese court euled (sic) that all Japanese films produced before 1953, including this one, are part of the Public Domain."
Playing time: 1 hr 24 min

Click here for google video search results on Kurosawa. These include his 1943 film Sugata Sanshiro which "depicts the early life of one of the pioneers in development of the martial art known as Judo in the late 19th century."
Playing time: 1 hr 19 mins.


Blogger alok said...

thanks Dev, for letting us know that this movie, and others, are now in public domain. I already have this movie on a DVD (which are very expensive - 2 to 3 times those of commercial movies).

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