Cinema: Rashomon Revisited

The Outrage, at best, is a 97-minute rehash of the vivid Japanese classic Rashomon. At worst, it is a clear case of Occidental death. In remaking Director Akira Kurosawa's 1952 Oscar winner, the producers have added a bumper crop of cactus, presumably hoping to repeat the success of The Magnificent Seven, a western based on Kurosawa's epic tale of the samurai. Assigned to this prickly task are Star Paul Newman, Director Martin Ritt and Photographer James Wong Howe, all covered with pay dirt from their triumphant collaboration in Hud. The result this time...

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