• Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Jason Venzor! Jason wrote:

    I wish that I could say I was most like Ky?z?—the consummate swordsman and samurai whose last action would be to cast away the arms he held so closely during life, but the real answer for me is Katsushir?.
    Like Katsushir?, I am in awe of Ky?z?, but I can only aspire to be like him. In the meantime I’d fall in love with a farm girl that is dressed like a boy.

    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 prize every weekday.

    Today’s prompt:

    Write a Hollywood-style tagline for your favorite Kurosawa movie.

    Please respond by commenting below, and we’ll choose our favorite tomorrow. You must leave a valid e-mail address to be eligible for the prize (a Rashomon poster).

20 comments

  • By Mark W.
    March 04, 2010
    06:07 PM

    Ikiru: A man's redemption found through his death.
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  • By lpstd
    March 04, 2010
    06:13 PM

    I LIVE IN FEAR Torn From Today's Headlines!
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  • By Tom H.
    March 04, 2010
    06:15 PM

    Drunkel Angel...Get crunk this summer
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  • By Jaysin O.
    March 04, 2010
    06:15 PM

    Ikiru "Only when he was faced with the end of his own did he finally decide to start living life." or "It's amazing what a new hat and a smile from a good woman can do to a man."
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  • By lpstd
    March 04, 2010
    06:16 PM

    When the good can't sleep,....THE BAD SLEEP WELL.
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  • By Kevin L.
    March 04, 2010
    06:16 PM

    Ikiru - One man must die to understand what it means to live.
    Reply
  • By will
    March 04, 2010
    06:22 PM

    Rashomon Nobody's memory is perfect...who will you believe?
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  • By Eboy
    March 04, 2010
    06:22 PM

    Dodes’ka-den Who would have thought, living in the slums can be, oh so colorful!
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  • By Brett K.
    March 04, 2010
    06:25 PM

    A wedding procession. Peach blossoms. Four mountaineers struggling through a blizzard. A dead soldier come back to haunt the living. Van Gogh in a wheat field. Nuclear destruction. A weeping demon and enormous dandelions. A village of watermills. KUROSAWA'S DREAMS.
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  • By Ian
    March 04, 2010
    07:05 PM

    50 Famished Farmers! 1 Raging Romance! 100 Bloodthirsty Bandits! Nothing’s too much for the Seven Samurai!
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  • By ZebulonPike
    March 04, 2010
    07:40 PM

    "The film everyone in the country should see! The film everyone should study! The film everyone will love! The Japanese film that's changed American cinema . . . Seven Fold!" - Seven Samurai, Coming to a Few Art House Theaters in Select Cities Soon
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  • By andrew c.
    March 04, 2010
    08:24 PM

    "They're Seven. Against an Army."
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  • By TopichTennis
    March 04, 2010
    09:40 PM

    Rashomon Truth is in the mind of the beholder.
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  • By Kyle A. Todoulakis
    March 05, 2010
    12:52 AM

    RAN So young, and so untender...
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  • By Scout T.
    March 05, 2010
    01:18 AM

    High & Low "Do you dare follow the scourge of the underworld through a maze of crooked creeps, scag fiends and sex maniacs?! He stole a million but the cops are gonna make him pay every cent of it back....In Blood!"
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  • By michael d.
    March 05, 2010
    04:43 AM

    Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back to Sleep... Akira Kurosawa's DREAMS
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  • By Adam
    March 05, 2010
    06:37 AM

    For Ikiru: Life was his question, and people were his answer.
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  • By Andrew T.
    March 05, 2010
    10:21 AM

    Ikiru For one man... Something lost is something gained. For all.
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  • By Elliot K.
    March 05, 2010
    10:49 AM

    Yojimbo: Village Bugs! Mifune Mugs! Pulls the Rug!
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  • By tholly
    March 05, 2010
    12:27 PM

    Seven Samurai - Just when you thought six was it.
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