Two Samurai Films By Akira Kurosawa: Yojimbo / Sanjuro - The Criterion Collection

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Two Samurai Films By Akira Kurosawa: Yojimbo / Sanjuro - The Criterion Collection

Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa's oeuvre, Yojimbo surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. The masterless samurai Sanjuro, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, dusty village, was so entertainingly embodied by the brilliant Toshiro Mifune that it was only a matter of time before he returned in a sequel. Made just one year later, Sanjuro matches Yojimbo's storytelling dexterity, yet adds a layer of world-weary pragmatism that brings the two films to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion. Criterion is proud to present this pair of Kurosawa masterworks in new Blu-ray editions.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 17 2009
  • Production Year 1961
  • Empire SKU 1512674
  • UPC Code 715515057318
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Yojimbo

Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
A 45-minute documentary on the making of
Theatrical teaser and trailer
Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and comments from Kurosawa and his cast and crew

Sanjuro

Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
A 35-minute documentary on the making of
Theatrical teaser and trailer
Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Sragow and comments from Kurosawa and his cast and crew

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
    Japanese DTS-HD MA 3.0
  • Video
    Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W

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