With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare's King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa's late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power.
- Genre: Action, Drama, History
- Studio: Nippon Herald Films, Greenwich Film Production, Herald Ace, TOHO
- Keyword: assassination, gun, castle, kingdom, greed, heir to the throne, epic, revenge, descent into madness, seppuku, inheritance fight, ruins, king lear, feudal japan, black widow, hopelessness
- Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryū, Mieko Harada, Yoshiko Miyazaki