Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two
Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1945 • Japan
Kurosawa's first film was such a success that the studio leaned on the director to make a sequel. The result is a hugely entertaining adventure, reuniting most of the major players from the original and featuring a two-part narrative in which Sanshiro first fights a pair of Americans and then finds himself the target of a revenge mission undertaken by the brothers of the original film's villain.
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Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1947 • Japan
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Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1948 • Japan
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