Toshiro Mifune

Not only does it feature two bumbling pals as “heroes” and comic relief, but The Hidden Fortress is a rollicking adventure, complete with castles, lots of extras and landscape shots, and Kurosawa’s first Tohoscope widescreen presentation

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High-definition technology has allowed some of the most influential films of all time to be preserved forever. This weekend in home video, why not try a movie from two giants of classic cinema?

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Japan’s most famous swordsman gets the Criterion treatment, but it’s more ‘Gone with the Wind’ than ‘Seven Samurai.’

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