Loving Kurosawa

by babyfett | created - 23 Nov 2016 | updated - 25 Nov 2017 | Public

films about his films

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1. A.K. (1985)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 737

Shot during during and about the production of Ran (1985)

Can be bought on dvd as a stand alone feature documentary.

3. Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

A profile and history of film director Akira Kurosawa.

Director: Alex Cox | Stars: Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Mike Hodges, Paul Joyce

Votes: 228

4. Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create (2002– )

45 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.

Stars: Yû Fujiki, Bokuzen Hidari, Hisashi Inoue, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 106

Toho Masterworks series: It is wonderful to create. Seen on Criterion Collection releases.

5. The 8th Samurai (2009)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

It is the early 1950s and Japanese Cinema is reaching international acclaim. Nanshu, a poor man with a big heart, is struggling to break into the booming film business, but the only thing ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Ambrosino | Stars: Eijiro Ozaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Toshi Toda

Votes: 55

Parody/tribute to the legacy of 'The Seven Samurai (1954)'

6. Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshi Katô, Hisao Kurosawa

Votes: 712 | Gross: $0.06M

A.K's star-performer, who together propelled their collaboration into film history

7. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990 Video)

150 min | Documentary

On set making-of documentary about Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 22

8. Kurosawa's Way (2011)

52 min | Documentary

Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work.

Director: Catherine Cadou | Stars: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bernardo Bertolucci, Joon-ho Bong, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 56

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