Three Outlaw Samurai (Japanese Cinema 1960s Series)
Part of the Japanese Cinema 1960s series co-presented with the Japan Foundation
Dir. Hideo Gosha. 1964.
95 min. 35mm. B&W.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Based on a popular television series of the same name also directed by Gosha, Three Outlaw Samurai features three ronin who find themselves accidentally entangled in the conflict between a group of peasants and their local magistrate. While initially reluctant to get involved, the three quickly make up their mind as to for which side they will fight. A dash of humor, attitude, and style accompanies this action-packed picture. Janus Films.
'The result is cinematic magic, the perfect blend of blood and tears, a film worth watching over and over again.''Mike Street, The Asian Reporter
'[Gosha is] a genius at staging action.''Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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