Minoru Chiaki

Seven Samurai (1954)

Seven Samurai

Movie review of Seven Samurai. Often imitated but never equalled, Akira Kurosawa’s samurai story was the starting point of a hugely influential filmmaker.

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

The Hidden Fortess

Renowned film maker Akira Kurosawa wanted to make a film that would in his words be “a 100% entertainment film, full of thrills and fun". It was his way of repaying Toho Film Studios for backing some ...

Kung-fu Kingdom