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Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Collection (DVD) (5 Disc) - £9.85 @ Zavvi
Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Collection (DVD) (5 Disc) - £9.85 @ Zavvi

Akira Kurosawa: The Samurai Collection (DVD) (5 Disc) - £9.85 @ Zavvi

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Hey guys this is my first post.

This deal was posted a couple of weeks ago at zavvi for £8.85, its back again for and extra pound which is still a great deal. Just posting for you guys who missed out.

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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Ordered last time but still a great deal

Good first post.

Some truly excellent films here~ well worth it

ooo tempting, i've already spent so much cash this weekend though

These titles are still not on Blu ray when they are some of the most deserving. I bet even then we'll get an inferior print again like last time with Criterion and BFI.

Cheers, wont buy this but i will add these films to my LoveFilm list. Cheers OP for bringing them to my attention.

Thanks OP - ordered

Damn, I thought I'd gotten a bargain when it showed up here for £17. Heat added

Dammit, I already have 3 of these... I remember when they were about £15 each even up to about a year ago.

An awesome director, his samurai films are his best works to, I would get this, but I own them all individually.

Back to £15.85 now.
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