Ran ★★★★★

“In a mad world only the mad are sane.”

Been meaning to rewatch this..
I’m not entirely sure why I wanted to rewatch this today.. The idea just kinda popped up in my head.

But goddamn!
I do love me some Epic movies, and it literally can’t get anymore Epic than this! Also so stylish and everything is practical! The cavalry running down the mountaintop at the end might be one of the most impressive shots in cinema, the battle at the end is top 5 ever honestly - there’s no CGI.. I can’t wrap my head around that. I love this even more now, and I picked up on a lot of things that I missed from my first outing. 

The performances are energetic enough on their own - Tatsuya Nakadai just kills it!
But the camerawork, the choreography and the colors sets this movie apart from anything else out there. Just the mere scale and magnitude behind each and every shot is something no other Director can do. this is some of the best cinematography.. ever.. and I’m a sucker for some good cinematography. 

Just a gigantic ball of epicness! 
I fucking love samurais man, they’re so cool.

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