High And Low (1963)
When a man who thinks his child has been kidnapped discovers they've nabbed the wrong kid, he has to decide if the life of another's son is equally worth saving.
Ikiru (1952)
A civil servant, told he has incurable cancer, resolves to change his mundane life before he dies. Out on re-release.
Kagemusha (1980)
A thief is draughted in to impersonate a warlord in medieval Japan.
Ran (1985)
A warlord splits his kingdom between his sons only to see the older two cause chaos as they battle for supremacy in this vivid Japanese reworking of King Lear.
Rashomon (1950)
Four separate versions of a death in the forest.
Seven Samurai (1954)
A village enlists a group of samurai to defend them from bandits.
Throne Of Blood (1957)
The Scottish play transposed to a misty compound on the desolate slopes of Mount Fuji.
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