Set in 16th century Japan, Ran relates the tale of how an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai), announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. Hidetora's decision to step down unleashes a power struggle among the three heirs when he falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest for speaking the truth. That ruthless betrayal ultimately drives Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom.
Special Features: "Art of the Samurai" Interview, "Akira Kurosawa: The Epic and the Intimate" Documentary, "A. K." Feature-length Documentary, "The Samurai" Documentary.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.