Monday, December 26, 2011

Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto

"Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto" 1955 Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki The first part of Hiroshi Inagaki's trilogy about Japan's most notorious 17th century swordfighter, Mushashi Miyamoto (Toshiro Mifune), details his odyssey from farmer to disaffected killer. Having fought on the losing side during the civil war, he returns as a manic outlaw caught between his feelings for a beautiful village girl and a sympathetic Buddhist priest. "The beauty of wooded sequences, several mass battle scenes and other settings is extraordinary" (Variety). With Rentaro Mikuni, Karuo Yashigusa and Koji Tsurato. Japanese with English subtitles. 92 minutes.

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