Synopses & Reviews
A bad day gets worse for young detective Murakami (Toshiro Mifune) when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side. Stray Dog goes beyond a crime thriller, probing the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind.
Audio commentary by Stephen Prince
"Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create," a 32-minute documentary
Essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Chris Fujiwara
Excerpt from Kurosawa's autobiography, Something Like an Autobiography