We are embarking on a three movie exploration of the same story! First up is a return to the great Akira Kurosawa. His film, Yojimbo, borrows heavily from American Westerns and American film noir. But it has a badass samurai twist courtesy of Toshiro Mifune. We enjoy this relatively light offering from the Japanese master filmmaker as a prelude to exploring the work of another, quite different master.
Next up, we’ll be watching A Fistful of Dollars!
|Rating: 8.2/10 (112,516 votes)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writer: Akira Kurosawa (story), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay)
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Released: 13 Sep 1961
|Plot: A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.|