. The masterless samurai sanjuro, dusty village, was so entertainingly embodied by the brilliant Toshiro Mifune, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, that it was only a matter of time before he returned in a sequel.
Seven Samurai The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 11375185 - Shrink-wrapped. This three-hour ride from akira kurosawa rashomon, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, Yojimbo, Ran—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune Stray Dog, Yojimbo and Takashi Shimura Ikiru, The Hidden Fortress—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
. One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, SEVEN SAMURAI Shichinin no samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Criterion Collection: Hidden Fortress Blu-rayCriterion Collection 35221499 - This rip-roaring ride is among the director s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas s Star Wars. The hidden fortress delivers Kurosawa s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. Blu-ray special edition features - New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack- Alternate 5.
1 surround soundtrack preserving the original perspecta simulated stereo effects, presented in dts-hd master audio- new audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa- Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create- Interview from 2001 with filmmaker George Lucas about Kurosawa- Trailer- New English subtitle translation- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell Shrink-wrapped.
Criterion Collection: Hidden Fortress Blu-ray - Shrink-wrapped. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. A grand-scale adventure as only akira kurosawa seven samurai could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune Yojimbo as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan s princess a fierce Misa Uehara as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory.
Rashomon The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 25734195 - Shrink-wrapped. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune Yojimbo—to the Western world.
Shrink-wrapped. A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Shrink-wrapped.
Throne of Blood Blu-rayCriterion Collection (Direct) 34253089 - This japanese "macbeth" features a samurai, his scheming wife and a flurry-of-arrows finale. Shrink-wrapped. Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Kagemusha The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 5459023 - Set in the 16th century, when powerful warlords competed for control of Japan, it offers an examination of the nature of political power and the slipperiness of identity. Unsure he would be able to film it, an aspiring artist before he entered filmmaking, the director, converted Kagemusha into a series of paintings, and it was partly on the basis of these that he won the financial support of longtime admirers Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas.
As uncompromising as ever, he found considerable difficulty securing backing for his ambitious projects. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Just as many american studio-era directors found acclaim abroad that was denied them in their home country, by 1980 Akira Kurosawa's reputation outside Japan exceeded his esteem at home.
Kagemusha The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - For some time, shingen takeda tatsuya Nakadai has been able to stay removed from the heat of battle by using his brother Nobukado Tsutomu Yamazaki as a double. Shrink-wrapped. As the film opens, nobukado offers another option, having discovered a condemned thief also pla Shrink-wrapped.
Ran StudioCanal Collection Blu-rayLIONSGATE 6639551 - Shrink-wrapped. Multiple formats, dolby, dubbed, ntsc, Subtitled, color, AC-3, Blu-ray, Widescreen.162 minutes. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. English & danish, italian, french, Spanish, dutch, German, finnish, Norwegian, Swedish Subtitles. R. Lord hidetora and his three sons wreak epic 16th-century chaos in this modified "King Lear.
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Region A/1. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
The Samurai Trilogy The Criterion Collection Blu-raySony Pictures Home Entertainment unknown - English & danish, finnish, dutch, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, French, Swedish Subtitles. Polish release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. Multiple formats, dubbed, blu-ray, color, AC-3, ntsc, Subtitled, Dolby, Widescreen.162 minutes. Shrink-wrapped. The disk does not have English audio and subtitles.
With these three films - 1954’s oscar-winning musashi miyamoto, 1955’s Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and 1956’s Duel at Ganryu Island - Inagaki created a passionate epic that’s equal parts tender love story and bloody action. The samurai trilogy directed by hiroshi inagaki the rickshaw man and starring the inimitable TOSHIRO MIFUNE Seven Samurai was one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery.
The Samurai Trilogy The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Region A/1. Shrink-wrapped. R. Blu-ray special edition features:new high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracksNew interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the filmsTrailersNew English subtitle translationsPLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film historian Stephen Prince and Wilson Shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Based on a novel that’s often called japan’s gone with the Wind, this sweeping saga fictionalises the life of the legendary seventeenth-century swordsman and writer and artist Musashi Miyamoto, following him on his path from unruly youth to enlightened warrior.
Ikiru The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection (Direct) 35221442 - R. Takashi shimura rashomon beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. The disk does not have English audio and subtitles. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. English & danish, german, dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Norwegian, finnish, Swedish Subtitles.
Polish release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. Shrink-wrapped. Blu-ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, actor takashi shimura, author of the warrior’s camera: the cinema of akira kurosawa • a message from akira kurosawa 2000, and featuring interviews with kurosawa, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Audio commentary from 2004 by Stephen Prince, writer Hideo Oguni, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, a ninety-minute documentary produced by Kurosawa Productions and featuring interviews with Kurosawa • Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, and others • Trailer • Essays by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer and critic Donald Richie Shrink-wrapped.
Ikiru The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Multiple formats, color, subtitled, Dolby, ntsc, dubbed, AC-3, Blu-ray, Widescreen.162 minutes. Region A/1. One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa Seven Samurai, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Shrink-wrapped.
High and Low The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 17542415 - Shrink-wrapped. R. Shrink-wrapped. The disk does not have English audio and subtitles. Shrink-wrapped. High and low criterion Collection - Blu-ray Brand New. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Toshiro mifune seven samurai is unforgettable as kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low Tengoku to jigoku, the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosowa Rashomon.
Multiple formats, color, dubbed, AC-3, Dolby, Subtitled, ntsc, Blu-ray, Widescreen.162 minutes. Region A/1. Shrink-wrapped. Adapting ed mcbain’s detective novel "king’s Ransom", Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on class and contemporary Japanese society.
High and Low The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - English & danish, french, finnish, Italian, Spanish, German, dutch, Norwegian, Swedish Subtitles. Polish release, cover may contain Polish text/markings.
Lone Wolf and Cub The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection 43212120 - Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chanbara to bloody, new heights. Shrink-wrapped. English & danish, dutch, norwegian, German, Italian, Spanish, finnish, French, Swedish Subtitles. Polish release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. Region A/1.
Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed and unbelievably violent action sequences as well as for its tender depiction of the bonds between parent and child. Special edition three-blu-ray box set features- new 2k digital restorations of all six films, writer of the lone wolf and cub manga series and screenwriter on five of the films- lame d un père, l âme d un sabre, director of four of the six lone wolf and cub films- silent documentary from 1937 about the making of samurai swords, the 1980 English-dubbed reedit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films- New interview with Kazuo Koike, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks - High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series- New interview in which Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse discusses and demonstrates the real Suio-ryu sword techniques that inspired those in the manga and films- New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about filmmaker Kenji Misumi, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis- Trailers - New English subtitle translations- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop culture writer Patrick Macias Shrink-wrapped.
Lone Wolf and Cub The Criterion Collection Blu-ray - Lame d'un père, l'âme d'un sabre, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series. High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, a 1980 English-dubbed reedit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films. High and low criterion Collection - Blu-ray Brand New.