SWORD OF DOOM: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Kihachi Okamoto’s “Sword of Doom” receives the Criterion Blu-ray treatment, with a digital restoration and a new commentary track by film historian Stephen Prince, who explains why you might find the story a bit confusing. Toshiro Mifune received major billing for this movie, but his part is much smaller than you might expect…

Posted on January 18, 2015 in Reviews by

THRONE OF BLOOD: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Criterion’s Blu-ray + DVD combo release of Akira Kurosawa’s classic “Macbeth” adaptation “Throne of Blood” is a worthwhile upgrade for those moving to Blu, since it carries over all the bonus features from the 2003 DVD, but it also only offers one new documentary piece, so if you’re being selective, you might want to hold off for a while on this one…

Posted on January 8, 2014 in Reviews by

RASHOMON: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Criterion has been giving Kurosawa’s films more lavish treatments, and now it’s time for “Rashomon” to get its due. The bonus features from the previous release have been ported over and are joined by some nice new ones, including an hour-long collection of interviews…

Posted on November 20, 2012 in Reviews by