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1. A.K. (1985)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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: 634

2. Music for the Movies: Tôru Takemitsu (1994 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Music

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A documentary of the Japanese film composer Toru Takemitsu, featuring interviews and clips from films he scored.

Director: Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Tôru Takemitsu, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Masaki Kobayashi, Masahiro Shinoda

Votes: 54

3. Bantsuma - Bando Tsumasaburo no shogai (1988)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Shunsui Matsuda | Stars: Kenichi Adachi, Hiroshi Inagaki, Daisuke Itô, Ryû Kuze

Votes: 8

4. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Kurosawa (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Adam Low | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Sam Shepard, Paul Scofield, James Coburn

Votes: 352

5. Mondo Macabro (2001– )
Episode: The Erotic Empire (2002)

24 min | Documentary

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A short history of the Japanese 'Pink' movie, focusing on the output of the Nikkatsu studio.

Directors: Andrew Starke, Pete Tombs | Stars: Toshiyuki Matsushima, Penelope McGhie, Jasper Sharp, Kazuko Shirakawa

6. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima (1985)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael McIntyre | Stars: Yukio Mishima, John Hurt, Nobuko Lady Albery, Hirohito

Votes: 47