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Japan action 1962 bw 96 min.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
CLV: $49.95 - available
1 disc, catalog # CC1370L

VHS: available from Home Vision Cinema

Toshiro Mifune swaggers, scratches, and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro. Mifune plays a jaded samurai who comes to the aid of an idealistic but confused group of young warriors. As he helps them weed out the evil influences in their clan, he also turns their image of a "proper samurai"--and ours--on its ear. Tightly paced, with broad humor and riveting action sequences, Kurosawa's stunning compositions can now be seen as intended, in the original widescreen format.

Sanjuro features:

  • new widescreen transfer in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1
  • new electronic subtitles

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