Akira Kurosawa's 1950 masterpiece "Rashomon" has undergone a makeover.

Digitally restored for the first time by a U.S.-Japan research team who spent six months repairing the movie's 120,000 frames one by one, the new version featuring enhanced audiovisuals will be playing at Shinjuku's Kadokawa Cinema from Saturday.

According to Yuniko Amano of Kadokawa Pictures, which owns the copyright to the film, the project initially kicked off last summer to be wrapped up this year in time to mark 10 years since the movie-legend's death in 1998.