Today is day 7 of the Kurosawa Blogathon hosted by filmsquish. This is our 8th film.
Akira Kurosawa's Ran ("Chaos" in English) is, in part, a retelling or recasting of Shakespeare's King Lear, which can be read online here. There is an overview comparing the 2 here.
This is not our favorite of Kurosawa's films by a long shot. We much prefer Ikiru and then either Seven Samurai (The Younger Son) or Yojimbo (me).
Blogathon reviews of Ran are here:
Roger Ebert's review is here. Film Reference has an article. Ran is listed as an "essential film" at the PBS Great Performances site.