Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Collection (DVD) (5 Disc) - £8.85 @ Zavvi
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Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Collection (DVD) (5 Disc) - £8.85 @ Zavvi

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Found 18th Apr 2011Made hot 18th Apr 2011
* same price at The Hut
* previous best price on here was £17.85 2 months ago!


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

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Great price! Would be worth putting the price and retailer in the title for us text view mamoths.

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wombat6025

Great price! Would be worth putting the price and retailer in the title … Great price! Would be worth putting the price and retailer in the title for us text view mamoths.



done and done

Ordered, nice find

Cheers!

I have three of these five films already and they're classics.
At this price, I'm almost tempted just for the other two.
Good find.

Superb price. Why no blu-rays though

Ordered. Thanks!

Voted hot! Great deal.

Great - been waiting for this to drop. Thanks.

ordered and now know what im doing on that extra day off we have coming up!

Cheers, will order this now, Great price!!!!

Unbelievable bargain. Worth it just for Seven Samurai alone. Cheers OP.

Corking price

53p Quidco too

Awesome find - H&R added!

Sold out @ Zavvi and price gone up.

Any chance its gonna b back at the 8.85 price just missed the deal

whatupdog

Any chance its gonna b back at the 8.85 price just missed the deal




From past history - NO.
Even when you manage to order at that their deal prices they cancel orders they have taken. Apparently they don't have an accurate stock system . I stopped ordereing their deals after a couple of such cancellations, actually I stopped ordering from Zavii full stop.

Deanc1966

From past history - NO. Even when you manage to order at that their deal … From past history - NO. Even when you manage to order at that their deal prices they cancel orders they have taken. Apparently they don't have an accurate stock system . I stopped ordereing their deals after a couple of such cancellations, actually I stopped ordering from Zavii full stop.


Cheers for the heads up, will just keep an eye open

mod

You know that 'spot a deal as it expires' feeling?

I'm now feeling it

hey guys, i know this deal is sold out at zavvi and thehut, but i found it for £9.97 on the tesco entertainment website only a £1 more

if you interested or missed out then just get it from there, the link is below

tescoentertainment.com/sto…37/

simmonwebber

hey guys, i know this deal is sold out at zavvi and thehut, but i found … hey guys, i know this deal is sold out at zavvi and thehut, but i found it for £9.97 on the tesco entertainment website only a £1 moreif you interested or missed out then just get it from there, the link is below[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tescoentertainment.com%2Fstore%2Fdvd%2Fakira-kurosawa--the-samurai-collection%2F8%253a693537%2F]http://www.tescoentertainment.com/store/dvd/akira-kurosawa--the-samurai-collection/8%3a693537/[/url]



Doh - gone too.

Deanc1966

From past history - NO. Even when you manage to order at that their deal … From past history - NO. Even when you manage to order at that their deal prices they cancel orders they have taken. Apparently they don't have an accurate stock system . I stopped ordereing their deals after a couple of such cancellations, actually I stopped ordering from Zavii full stop.



It might happen occasionally but I did get a dispatch e-mail yesterday for this set.
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