Ran 1985 | Movie Watchlist


At age 75, Akira Kurosawa, Japan's greatest living director, created one more magnificent work that will surely stand the test of time. In RAN, Kurosawa turned to Shakespeare for inspiration--as he had in THRONE OF BLOOD nearly 30 years before--and chose t… (more)

Released: 1985

Rating: R

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01:27 — Japanese director Kurosawa's triumphant adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear", in which the sons of a 16th-century Japanese warlord fight for contro (more…)
Ran - (French Release Trailer)
An aging ruler invites chaos when he divides his kingdom amongst his three sons in Akira Kurosawa's Japanese take on King Lear, Ran (1985).
(Movie Clip) Three Arrows
Director Akira Kurosawa switches daughters for sons and uses a Japanese parable of three arrows in place of Shakespeare's test of love, Lord Hidetori (more…)
(Movie Clip) We Are Lost!
Returned from a day of politicking with his sons, Hidetori (Tatsuya) takes a nap and awakens to find himself betrayed, as the action starts in Akira K (more…)