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Akira Kurosawa’s RAN Gets A 4K DIGITAL Release July 6th!

The sweeping action epic from legendary director Akira Kurosawa (RashomonSeven Samurai) gets a stunning 4K transfer when Ran arrives on Digital July 6 from Lionsgate. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai (Hara-KiriKagemushaThe Tale of The Princess Kaguya), Akira Terao (After the RainHalf a ConfessionLetter from the Mountain), Jinpachi Nezu (KagemushaFarewell to the LandRunin: Banished), and Daisuke Ryû (KagemushaLegend of the DevilMetropolis). Nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Director, Ran will be available on Digital in 4K on July 6th.

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Ran – Akira Kurosawa’s visually dazzling samurai epic – blends King Lear, 16th-century feudal Japan, and Kurosawa’s own notions of loyalty and honor to tell the story of aging Lord Hidetora, whose decision to bequeath his kingdom to his three sons sparks a power struggle that leads to chaos and madness. Hailed as a masterpiece by filmmakers and cinephiles alike, and winner of the 1985 Oscar® for Costume Design, Ran is a sumptuous 4K feast (on digital, where available).

CAST
Tatsuya Nakadai                     Hara-KiriKagemushaThe Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Akira Terao                             After the RainHalf a ConfessionLetter from the Mountain
Jinpachi Nezu                         KagemushaFarewell to the LandRunin: Banished
Daisuke Ryû                           KagemushaLegend of the DevilMetropolis

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 1985
Title Copyright: © 1985 KADOKAWA / STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Digital Release
Rating: R
Genre: Action, Drama
Closed-Captioned: No
Subtitles: English
Feature Run Time: 160 minutes
Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation
Audio: Japanese 5.1 Dolby Audio, Japanese 2.0 Dolby Audio, English 5.1 PCM Audio

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