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|Verfasst am: 17 März 2012 09:09 Titel: 'The Samurai Trilogy' (Hiroshi Inagaki)
|Erscheint am 26. Juni 2012 auf Blu-ray und als DVD-Neuauflage:
"The Samurai Trilogy" [Hiroshi Inagaki]
|The Samurai Trilogy, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune, was one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. Based on a novel that’s often called Japan’s Gone with the Wind, this sweeping saga fictionalizes 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. 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.
- New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition
- New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films
- New English subtitle translations
- PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film historian Stephen Prince and Wilson
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