Friday, February 25 at
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Yoko Tsukasa, Go Kato, Tatsuya Nakadai
Based on Yasuhiko Takiguchi’s short story, Hairyozuma shimatsu
35mm. Approx. 128 min.
Faithful retainer Mifune plays it his Lordship’s way, even when the lord decides to unload his mistress on Mifune’s son. But when their first child suddenly becomes heir, the lord wants her back. The built-up tension is orgasmically released in Mifune’s greatest one-against-all fight and then in a climactic final battle with reluctant pal Tatsuya Nakadai: “As exciting as any duel ever put on film.” – David Shipman. Kinema Jumpo Award for Best Japanese Film of 1967.