Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai [Criterion] (BLU)

Jim Jarmusch

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Synopsis

Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of his defining roles, Forest Whitaker brings a commanding serenity to his portrayal of a Zen contract killer working for a bumbling mob outfit, a modern man who adheres steadfastly to the ideals of the Japanese warrior code even as chaos and violence spiral around him. Featuring moody cinematography by the great Robby Muller, a mesmerizing score by the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, and a host of colorful character actors (including a memorably stone-faced Henry Silva), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai plays like a pop-culture-sampling cinematic mixtape built around a one-of-a-kind tragic hero.

Product Details

  • Format: Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rating: R
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 11/17/2020
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 3198
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