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Rialto Pictures re-releases Ran – opening at NYC's Film Forum on Fri, Feb 5

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    AKIRA KUROSAWA’S RAN OPENS AT FILM FORUM IN 3 DAYS!!!

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 18 / 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    DON’T MISS THIS EPIC MASTERPIECE!!!

    TWO WEEKS ONLY / NEW 35MM PRINT

    Showtimes: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30

    “SPECTACULAR! Among the most thrilling movie experiences a viewer can have!” – Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times (January 3, 2010)

    “More than the brilliant set pieces (the first big battle scene, an orgy of bloodletting played in almost total silence) or the stunning images (a single figure in a sea of grass and rock; a battalion on horseback galloping along the shore, their herky-jerky movement the effect of shooting with an ultra-long lens), it’s the shapeliness of the whole that impresses, as if Kurosawa had held the entire 160 minutes, like a painting, in his mind’s eye.” – Amy Taubin, Village Voice

    “A Lear for our age, and for all time. The shift and sway of a nation divided is vast, the chaos terrible, the battle scenes the most ghastly ever filmed, and the outcome is even bleaker than Shakespeare’s. Indeed the only note of optimism resides in the nobility of the film itself: a huge, tormented canvas, in which Kurosawa even contrives to command the elements to obey his vision. The results are all that one could possibly dream of.”

    – Time Out (London)

    “A tragedy fed by Shakespeare, Noh, and the samurai epic… a film that shows human brutality, warfare, and suffering as if from the eye of a dispassionate God, seated far above the world’s terror. …a great metaphor of the apocalypse, a world in flames whose chaos is made strangely beautiful.” – Michael Wilmington

    For more info and tickets:

    http://www.rialtopictures.com/ran.html

    http://www.filmforum.org/films/ran.html

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