Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island - The Criterion Collection
Hiroshi Inagaki's acclaimed Samurai Trilogy is based on the novel has been called Japan's Gone with the Wind. This sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai Musashi Miyamoto (powerfully portrayed by Toshiro Mifune) plays out against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. The Trilogy follows Mushashi's odyssey from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. In the third installment, Duel at Ganryu Island, Mushashi reunites tragically with the women who love him, and battles for samurai supremacy in a climatic confrontation with his lifelong nemesis.