Three Outlaw Samurai [1964] [Criterion] (BLU)

Hideo Gosha

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Synopsis

In Japanese with English subtitles. High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack.

 

This first film by the legendary Hideo Gosha is among the most canonized chambara (sword-fighting) films. An origin-story offshoot of a Japanese television series phenomenon of the same name, Three Outlaw Samurai is a classic in its own right. In it, a wandering, seen-it-all ronin (Tetsuro Tamba) becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai (Isamu Nagato and Mikijiro Hira), hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, this is an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty.

Product Details

  • Starring: Tetsuro Tamba, Mikijiro Hira, Isamu Nagato
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2108

Special Features

  • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Bilge Ebir
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