January 29, 2007

Originally inspired by the American western and the crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett, Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) would go on to inspire countless other films, most notably the Sergio Leone spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and Walter... 

The Sword of Doom

September 26, 2005

Japan, 1860. It is the era just before the samurai order was dissolved. Ryunosuke (Nakadai), a wandering samurai warrior kills a young woman’s grandfather without provocation. He enters a town and proceeds to shake things up after killing one of the...