Akira Kurosawa - The Samurai Collection DVD 17.85 @ thehut

Akira Kurosawa - The Samurai Collection DVD 17.85 @ thehut

Found 25th Jan 2011Made hot 25th Jan 2011
Also only 18.38 at Amazon, if you prefer!!

The films of Akira Kurosawa, one of the cinema ’s greatest auteurs, have had a profound effect on audiences around the world, and his acclaimed samurai epics – featuring international star Toshiro Mifune – have inspired filmmakers a diverse as George Lucas and Sergio Leone.

Contains: Seven Samurai (1954) - When the residents of a small Japanese village seek protection they hire seven unemployed "ronin“ (masterless samurai). Paid only in handfuls of rice, the samurai remain distant from the villagers, knowing that their assignment may prove to be fatal. Unanimously hailed as one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, Seven Samurai has inspired countless films, including The Magnificent Seven.

Throne of Blood (1957) - In this brilliant re-imagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth Toshirô Mifune plays a samurai fated to betray his friend and master in exchange for the prestige of nobility. Kurosawa's bloody tale is a triumph of economic style, and the climactic battle scene is full of remarkable, and brutal, imagery.

The Hidden Fortress (1958) - In this classic collaboration between Kurosawa and star Mifune, a warrior and a princess try against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Acknowledged by George Lucas as the inspiration for Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honour with modern comic

sensibilities to masterful effect.

Yojimbo (1961) - A drifting samurai for hire plays both ends against the middle with two warring factions, surviving on his wits and his ability to outrun his own bad luck. Eventually the samurai seeks to eliminate both sides for his own gain and to define his own sense of honour. Yojimbo provided inspiration for A Fistful of Dollars.

Sanjuro (1962) - After the success of Yojimbo, Kurosawa teamed up once again with Mifune one year later to make this comedy of manners. The film, which follows a man fighting corruption in local government, offers a twist on the classic Samurai tale by gently, but perfectly parodying the conventions of the Japanese period action movie tradition.



Seven Samurai = one of the best films ever....

Extremely good deal. These films never go below a fiver usually.

Amazing Films, all you nerdy Media Students out there need to buy this collection and watch a master at work.

6% Quidco ?!

Throne of Blood is mental! And Sanjuro has one of the best endings ever.
All these films are amazing.

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Same price at Zavvi,used 15% off Britvic code and got it for £15.17...hope this helps someone.

Excellent deal. Ordered for my partner, heat added! Thank you:)

Been after this for a while but didn't want to pay the £30, great add.
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