Robert H. Knox | Brentwood, NH United States | 06/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My star rating is for the film itself, which is very good early Kurosawa. HOWEVER, I own the Mei Ah Hong Kong disc, which is completely unwatchable due to a bad pressing. I have had problems with other DVDs from this company, so I will wait to see what others say before buying it myself. Hopefully, Mei Ah has corrected the problem for this release."
Great Film Poor Transfer
Hihyooka | Chicago IL | 10/12/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This film stands along side Seven Samurai and Ikiru as a truly magnificent production. I own it on vhs and purchased the Dvd with delight only to be shocked by the extremely poor digital video and audio transfer. Many shots are multiple imaged and clipped. The dialogue is bearly understandable. Finally, as a person who speaks and reads Japanese fluently I must tell you the translation subtitling is very, very poor. Frankly, save your money."