Strongly influenced by the poetic westerns of John Ford, Kurosawa’s story of farmers recruiting a motley troupe of samurai to help them fend off bandits in turn had a huge impact on subsequent westerns and action films. Kurosawa expertly sustains the suspense over a lengthy duration, imbuing the story with an almost Shakespearian grandeur. Presented in a stunning new 4K restoration.
Please note this screening includes a 5-minute intermission.
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