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Sanjuro
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Akira Kurosawa


A sequel to YOJIMBO, SANJURO features Toshirô Mifune reprising his role as the title character, an uncouth wanderer with a quick sword. While napping in a deserted shrine, the cynical and unkempt warrior is awakened by a meeting of nine young samurai who seek to weed out corruption within their city. While the youths take their situation at face value, the sleepy Sanjuro interjects with wise insight, pointing out that the real corruption may be hidden. The temple is suddenly surrounded by men seeking to kill the nine samurai, but Sanjuro cleverly hides them and fiercely deters the entire band of attackers, led by Muroto (Tatsuya Nakadai). Now indebted to Sanjuro, the novice warriors proceed to follow the unlikely hero around like lost puppies in their attempts to defeat the corrupt local officials.

 

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GENRES - action, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 96 minutes

RATING - PG-13 (MPAA)

YEAR - 1962

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Japan

LANGUAGE - Japanese

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Black & White, Mono

Director

Akira Kurosawa

Producer

Ryuzo Kikushima

Producer

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Screenwriter

Akira Kurosawa

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