Maxim Gorky's play served as the basis for two films from master directors on opposite ends of the globe. First, a setting move from Moscow to Paris was one of several changes made in Jean Renoir's version, "Les Bas-fonds." Louis Jouvet plays a financially ruined nobleman who learns about life from a street thief in the city slums. Jean Gabin, Jany Holt, Suzy Prim also star. AKA: "Underground." Then, Akira Kurosawa's dark seriocomedy "Donzoko" follows the adventures of a boarding home's odd residents, especially the love triangle that develops between the married landlady, her sister, and a thieving boarder. Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada star. 3 1/2 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono/Japanese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; documentary; biographies. In French with English subtitles.