1985 ***** 160 mins.
The brilliant Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's take on William Shakespeare's King Lear is nothing short of stunning. Unforgettable imagery and characters abound in this beautiful work of art. The first viewing may be a bit difficult, but repeat viewings are a joy.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, and Masato Ide