Ran

Ran ★★★★★

I wanted to make my 2000th movie logged on this site a good one, so I chose one of the few major Kurosawa films I had been saving for a special moment. There's not a lot to say about this movie that hasn't been said already, so all I'll add is Akira Kurosawa is just amazing at fusing feudal Japan with Shakespeare. Throne of Blood and now Ran are two of the best Shakespeare adaptations put to film, and I can just imagine how cool filming this must have been, with Kurosawa sitting atop a hill overseeing his work like a shogun. I'm so glad I finally watched, and loved this film.

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