Ran was the first Japanese movie I ever saw, and it kindled an appetite not just for more Kurosawa, but films of greater visual splendour than I’d was accustomed to seeing.

Wouldn’t you know, just when I wanted to pick up the Criterion edition, it went out of print.

And then, lo… it shows up on Hulu for free.

So… here it is… first time I’ve ever embedded a whole feature-length film on Looking Closer…


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