用心棒

Yōjinbō

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Summary

  • In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness.

Notes

  • Originally released as motion picture in 1961.
  • "New and improved English subtitle translation"--Container.
  • Special features: theatrical trailer and teaser, audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, a 45 min. documentary on the making of the film (part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It is Wonderful to Create), stills gallery, booklet featuring an essay by critic Alexander Sesonske and notes from Kurosawa and his cast and crew.
  • DVD; Dolby digital mono or 3.0; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio).
  • In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
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