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Yojimbo/Sanjuro

Street Date:
March 23rd, 2010
Movie Release Year:
1961
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
206 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Plot Synopsis:

Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa’s oeuvre, Yojimbo surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. The masterless samurai Sanjuro, who slyly manipulates two warring clans to his own advantage in a small, dusty village, was so entertainingly embodied by the brilliant Toshiro Mifune, that it was only a matter of time before he returned in a sequel. Made just one year later, Sanjuro matches Yojimbo’s storytelling dexterity, yet adds a layer of world-weary pragmatism that brings the duo to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion. Criterion is proud to present this pair of Kurosawa masterworks in new, high-definition digital transfers.

Technical Specs

  • 2 BD-50 Blu-ray Discs

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.35:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Subtitles/Captions

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Documentaries on the making of Yojimbo and Sanjuro, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Theatrical trailers and teasers
  • Stills galleries of behind-the-scenes photos
  • Booklets featuring essays by critics Alexander Sesonske and Michael Sragow and notes from Kurosawa and his cast and crew