Save Big on AppleiPhone, iPad, MacBook and more. Ends Saturday.Shop now ›

Red Beard [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [Japanese] [1965]

Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$29.99
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Audio commentary by Kurosawa film scholar Stephen Prince
  • Notes by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Synopsis

Red Beard
In 1820, young Noboru Yasumoto (Yuzo Kayama) completes his medical education in Nagasaki and returns to his native Edo hoping both to marry the daughter of a wealthy man and to achieve affluence himself through his medical practice. He happens to visit the famed Koishikawa clinic for the indigent, which is run by the autocratic Dr. Kyojo Niide (Toshiro Mifune), better known as Red Beard. To his intense displeasure, he soon finds himself assigned to the clinic for his internship. At first, the young intern is arrogant and rebellious, intent on displaying his knowledge of medical innovations and contemptuous of the older doctor for spending his life among the poor. But as time passes, he gains an intimate knowledge of the kind of suffering that is endemic to the impoverished, and at length, becomes an acolyte of this seemingly dictatorial physician, who heals his patients with gentleness and humility as much as with his medical skill. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Yuzo Kayama
    Yuzo Kayama - Dr. Noboru Yasumoto
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki
    Tsutomu Yamazaki - Sahachi
  • Image coming soon
    Kyoko Kagawa - Mad Woman
  • Image coming soon
    Miyuki Kuwano - Onaka
  • Kinuyo Tanaka
    Kinuyo Tanaka - Noboru's mother
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.