Sanjuro

Sanjuro

Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1962 • Japan

Toshirô Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed Sanjuro. In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a "proper" samurai on its ear. Less brazen in tone than its predecessor but equally entertaining, this classic character's return is a masterpiece in its own right.

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Sanjuro
  • Sanjuro

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1962 • Japan

    Toshirô Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed Sanjuro. In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's ...

Extras

  • SANJURO Commentary

    Recorded in 2006, this commentary features noted film historian Stephen Prince, author of “The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa.”