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Akira Kurosawa’s 100th Birthday in the Age of Global Networks.

March 23, 2010

Today would be Akira Kurosawa’s 100th birthday. Criterion is celebrating with the release of a Blu-Ray box set of “Yojimbo” and “Sanjuro” (It must be popular, their site is crashing at the moment). There’s also this available:

Google Japan and UK have a “doodle” tribute to him. Wait, don’t they think we ‘muricans know who he is??

Kurosawa's 100th Birthday Doodle

Here’s some proof that we know who he is, Google! Or at least, NYC does.

His estate must be so proud!

Here are some lovely scenes from various early Kurosawa films from DVD Beaver. They are pretty randomly chosen by them for purposes of comparing video transfers — and therefore Hi-larious. Below the fold..

…And lest we forget my favorite anigif of all time…

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Millie permalink
    March 25, 2010 10:52 AM

    I can’t believe we didn’t get the doodle! I feel so robbed!

  2. July 9, 2013 11:44 AM

    That is a very good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very accurate information… Thank you for
    sharing this one. A must read post!

  3. July 26, 2013 8:00 AM

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something
    enlightening to read?

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