Episode 43: RAN (乱) (1985)

Episode 43

RAN (乱): Can a film set in feudal Japan translate the brutality of feuding families with the same je ne sais quoi of Bill Shakespeare? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John share fine words —but words don’t win wars—while reviewing this 1985 Drama. This film is available on: Amazon, iTunes, Film Struck, YouTube, Google […]

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RAN (乱): Can a film set in feudal Japan translate the brutality of feuding families with the same je ne sais quoi of Bill Shakespeare? On today’s episode Adam, Ben, and John share fine words —but words don’t win wars—while reviewing this 1985 Drama.

This film is available on:
Amazon, iTunes, Film Struck, YouTube, Google Play, and Vudu

Next Film, All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) , is available on:
Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Youtube, Vudu, and your local library

Produced by Rob Schulte.
Theme music, “WAR” by Edwin Starr, courtesy of Stone Agate Music.
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Art by Nick Ditmore.

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John Roderick, Adam Pranica, and Benjamin Ahr Harrison are exploring titles from the entire history of cinema about every war, big and bigger. They discuss filmmaking, geopolitical history, nerd out about uniforms and equipment, and crack wise the entire time. To the victor go the spoiler alerts!

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