Reviews of the Postwar Kurosawa set have started to fly in. As usual, DVD Talk gives us a good general overview of the box set, while the DVD Beaver review gives us a more technical take on the release.
As expected, the box set comes with no extras, as is the case with Criterion’s Eclipse series in which Postwar Kurosawa belongs. The overall picture and sound quality across the five discs, however, is said to be better than that of any earlier English friendly releases of these movies. They are not perfect transfers, of course, but I doubt that anyone will release better transfers any time soon.
The Region 1 Postwar Kurosawa box set, released as part of Criterion’s Eclipse series, contains the movies I Live in Fear (aka Record of a Living Being), The Idiot, No Regrets for Our Youth, One Wonderful Sunday and Scandal.