Just to supplement our home video column this week, Criterion announced today that they would be celebrating Akira Kurosawa's birthday this weekend by streaming 24 of his films (plus a few bonus videos) for free all weekend.
The titles include some of his most famous, like The Seven Samurai, Ikiru and The High and the Low (my personal favorite), as well as some underrated films like Madadayo and Sanshiro Sugata.
Just as a sidenote, Kurosawa's Kagemusha and his samurai epic adaptation of King Lear, Ran, are both available on Netflix, though not for free.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.