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The Hidden Fortress

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Genres: Japanese, Classic
Starring: Toshirô Mifune
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Plot Synopsis:

A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: March 29th, 2016
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1958
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:139 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray
    New 2K Digital Restoration
    Region A
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.39:1
    Audio Formats:Japanese Uncompressed Mono
    Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, preserving the original Perspecta simulated stereo effects
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
    New audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa
    Interview from 2001 with filmmaker George Lucas about Kurosawa
    Trailer
    A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell