A woodcutter witnesses a horrific series of events - an ambush, rape and murder. In the telling of the tale, however, each of the four participants gives a different view of what actually happened is anyone telling the truth? Kurosawa's masterly and influential film plays on the subjective nature of truth while unfurling a riveting tale of violence and greed.
The first film to alert Western audiences to the riches of Japanese cinema, Rashômon was remade in Hollywood as The Outrage starring Paul Newman, and is credited as a key influence on Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects
Newly restored in High Definition
New audio commentary by Kurosawa expert Stuart Galbraith IV
Rashômon at 65 (Stuart Galbraith IV, 2015, 34 mins): documentary visiting some of Rashômon's key locations, featuring interviews with former staff from Daiei-Kyoto Studios
John Boorman on Rashômon (6 mins)
2010 BFI theatrical reissue trailer
Illustrated booklet with a new essay by Stuart Galbraith IV and full credits