Japan action 1958 bw 139 min.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
CLV: out-of-print collectible
3 discs, catalog # CC1384L

VHS: available from Home Vision Cinema

After escaping enemy capture, a beautiful princess and her loyal followers hide out in a secret mountain fortress. They disguise themselves as peasants before fleeing across enemy territory with a trunk full of gold. During their escape, the clan runs into one exciting chase and swordfight after another. This film, directed by Akira Kurosawa, has been acknowledged by George Lucas as a primary influence on Star Wars.

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