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