The Bad Sleep Well (DVD)

Type: New DVD

A young executive hunts down his father’s killer in director Akira Kurosawa’s scathing The Bad Sleep Well. Continuing his legendary collaboration with actor Toshiro Mifune, Kurosawa combines elements of Hamlet and American film noir to chilling effect in exposing the corrupt boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan.


New, restored high-definition digital transfer

A 33-minute documentary on the making of The Bad Sleep Well, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

Original theatrical trailer

New and improved subtitle translation

New essays by film critic Chuck Stephens and director Michael Almereyda (Deadwood, Hamlet)

New cover by Eric Skillman