About the Transfer
Ikiru is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. On widescreen televisions, black bars will appear on the left and right of the image to maintain the proper screen format. This new high-definition digital transfer was created on a Sony Vialta telecine from a new 35mm print. Thousands of instances of dirt, debris, and scratches were removed using the MTI Digital Restoration System. The soundtrack was mastered at 24-bit from a 35mm optical soundtrack print, and audio restoration tools were used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle. The Dolby Digital 1.0 signal will be directed to the center channel on 5.1-channel sound systems, but some viewers may prefer to switch to two-channel playback for a wider dispersal of the mono sound.
Editor's NoteA powerful, thought-provoking drama about a petty bureaucrat who discovers that he is dying of cancer. Coming to the realization that his life has been a meaningless quest for following petty company rules, he tries to create one thing of lasting worth.
|Asakazu Nakai - Cinematographer|
|Akira Kurosawa - Director|
|Fumio Hayasaka - Original Music By|
|Sojiro Motoki - Producer|
|Akira Kurosawa - Screenplay|
|Hideo Oguni - Screenplay|
|Shinobu Hashimoto - Screenplay|