Watch this video and more on Criterion Channel

Watch this video and more on Criterion Channel

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Up Next in Directed by Akira Kurosawa

  • Throne of Blood

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1957 • Japan

    A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, T...

  • The Lower Depths

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1957 • Japan

    Jean Renoir and Akira Kurosawa, two of cinema's greatest directors, transform Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play The Lower Depths in their own ways for their own times. Renoir, working amidst the rise of Hitler and the Popular Front in France, had ne...

  • The Hidden Fortress

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1958 • Japan

    A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS stars the inimitable Toshirô Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanyin...