March is Akira Kurosawa month at Criterion. On the twenty-third, the great Japanese filmmaker would have been one hundred years old. For this centennial celebration, we will be posting trivia questions and other contests all month, and giving away a different Kurosawa poster, DVD, or Blu-ray disc every weekday.
What was the first Kurosawa film you saw? Describe the experience briefly—when/where/how?
Please respond by commenting below, and we’ll choose our favorite at the end of the day. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be eligible for the prize (Drunken Angel on DVD).