Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams 4K 08/08/23
As his career wound down Akira Kurosawa found new champions among Hollywood’s young ‘film student’ generation, several of whom helped him secure financing for important film projects. Warner Brothers backed this utterly personal film of poetic expression, containing several ‘short stories’ illustrated with fanciful visuals. Kurosawa’s ‘dreams’ include a mythical fable, a haunted tale of WW2, and a strange apocalyptic fantasy. The 4K Ultra HD encoding gives the entire project the appearance of an artist’s watercolor; Disc producer Elizabeth Pauker’s extras are highly informative. On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.