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Director: Akira Kurosawa
Main cast: Toshir Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isao Kimura, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Takeshi Kat, Takashi Shimura, Jun Tazaki, Nobuo Nakamura, Ynosuke It, Tsutomu Y
Synopsis: Toshiro Mifune stars as Kingo Gondo a wealthy industrialist and corporate Machiavelli on the brink of unrivalled success in the Japanese shoe industry when he becomes the target of extortion. But in a cruel twist of fate it is his chauffeurs son who is kidnapped in his own sons placeand so Gondo must choose to either pay the huge ransom and lose his empire or else take resposibility for the boys life. Based on Ed McBain's pulp thriller "Kings Ransom". High and Low is a tightly directed and tense film noir. Filled with 1960s police action Kurosawas superb film takes us deep into the insufferable heat and seedy heroin-addicted underworld of postwar Tokyo.
Year: 1963
Format: DVD

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SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:New restored high-definition digital transfer with newly restored original four-track surround soundNew audio commentary by Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen PrinceA 37-minute documentary on the making of High and Low created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to CreateRare archival interview with Toshiro MifuneNew video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki who plays the kidnapperTheatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.New and improved English subtitle translationPLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and a reprinted essay by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie Please click here to ask a question
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