A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side.
Stray Dog goes beyond a crime thriller, probing the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind. The disc also includes an audio commentary by scholar Stephen Prince, a booklet of essays, and a 32-minute documentary on the making of the film.
DVD Features: Audio commentary by Stephen Prince (author of "The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa"); "Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create," a 32-minute documentary on the making of Stray Dog; A booklet featuring essays by film critics Terrence Rafferty and Chris Fujiwara and an excerpt from Kurosawa's autobiography, "Something Like an Autobiography," in which he discusses the production of Stray Dog.
Spoken Languages: Japanese with English Subtitles.