Tag: samurai

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

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 of his artier and darker projects such as “Rashomon”. The result was a critical and box office success that became the ...

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Harakiri (1962)

Harakiri (1962)

Adapted by screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto from Yasuhiko Takiguchi’s novel, “Harakiri” is an anti-samurai film of revenge that demoralises authority and demolishes the romanticism associated with the strict bushido code. Trailer http://youtu.be/pRp1tUHpWNs CAST Tatsuya Nakadai plays masterless samurai Hanshiro ...

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Kung-fu Kingdom