Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kurosawa Film Trailers (Part 3 of 5)

Here is part 3 of 5 of Akira Kurosawa film trailers in English.

The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
From Wikipedia:

The Bad Sleep Well (悪い奴ほどよく眠る Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) is a 1960 film directed by the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. It was the first film to be produced under Kurosawa's own independent production company. It was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival.
The film stars Toshirō Mifune as a young man who gets a prominent position in a corrupt postwar Japanese company in order to expose the men responsible for his father's death. It has its roots in Shakespeare'sHamlet. It also is a critique of corporate corruption.

Yojimbo (1961)

From Wikipedia:

Yojimbo (用心棒 Yōjinbō) is a 1961 jidaigeki (period drama) film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a ronin (masterless samurai), portrayed by Toshirō Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords make their money from gambling.

Sanjuro (1962)

From Wikipedia:

Sanjuro (椿三十郎 Tsubaki Sanjūrō) is a 1962 black and white Japanese samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshirō Mifune. It is a sequel to Kurosawa's previous film Yojimbo, with Mifune reprising his role as a wandering ronin. The film combines action and humour, and is lighter in tone than its predecessor.

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