Fri Oct 3 22:13:53 EDT 1997

In light of all the help from top American filmmakers that Kurosawa
received in getting American releases for such films as RAN, DREAMS, and
RHAPSODY IN AUGUST, can anyone explain why MADADAYO went unreleased in
the U.S., even on video?  (I have seen it in Japanese video stores here
in L.A., but only in a Japanese, non-subtitled version.)  It's difficult
for me to imagine a filmmaker of Kurosawa's stature not getting at least
a video release for one of his films in this country.

Jim Beaver

"To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm
foundation of financial unrest. If you are contemplating a voyage and
you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. 
Only then will you know what the sea is all about... " -- Sterling

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