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Samurai 1: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) (Criterion Collection)

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hiroshi inagaki's acclaimed samurai trilogy is based on the novel that has been called japan's 'gone with the wind'. this sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai musashi miyamoto (powerfully portrayed by toshiro mifune) plays out against the turnmoil of a devastating civil war. the trilogy follows musashi's odyssey from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. in the first part, 'musashi miyamoto', the hero's dreams of military glory end in betrayal, defeat, and a fugitive lifestyle. but he is saved by a woman who loves him and a cunning priest who guides him to the samurai path. this installment won the 1955 academy award for best foreign film.

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Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Actor Toshiro Mifune, Kaoru Yachigusa, Mariko Okada, Rentaro Mikuni, Kuroemon Onoe
Label Criterion Collection
Genre Adventure
Content DVD
FSK / age rating from age 12
Publication date 28.07.1998
Edition Criterion Collection
Audio Japanese (Mono)
Subtitles English
Extras Theatrical trailer
Length 93 Minutes
Screen 1.33:1
Year of production 1954
Version US Version
Region code 1

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  • masterpiece

    Written on 21. May 2005 by span.

    die samurai trilogie ist ein meisterwerk des japanischen kinos. toshiro mifune ist und bleibt (war) ein ausserordentlicher schauspieler...empfohlen sei hier seven samurai.....das buch musashi ist ebenfalls der hammer....vor dem film würde ich das buch lesen.....

  • Verfilmung

    Written on 11. January 2003 by Kojiro.

    Habe den Roman von Musashi gelesen. Nichts kommt da ran. Kauft euch das Buch.
    (soll keine Filmkritik sein)

  • Ein Stück Geschichte

    Written on 13. January 2002 by takeshi.

    Wer mal einen richtigen Schauspieler sehen möchte in einem Film mit grandiosen Bildern und einem historischen Hintergrund,der darf sich Samurai nicht entgehen lassen.Eine Glanzleistung von Toshiro Mifune und Hiroshi Inagaki zugleich!

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