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Having just discovered Akira Kurosawa as a director and Toshiro Mifune as an actor, ( having watched Yojimbo for the first time several months ago), I was bowled over to say the least, I then ordered this DVD, as people more in the know than I am , recommended the seven samurai ,A.K directs in proper time and doesn't rush things, which makes it more true to life than nowadays, he must have been good, or else, his idea wouldn't have been pinched to make" The Magnificent Seven" or " Yojimbo" to make " A Fistful of Dollars" and I just love Toshiro Mifune, What an incredible actor, fabulous!! As for people saying some of the dvd's are poor quality, mine were fine, ,although, I wonder if its because I've got an ancient T,V (10 years old) a big old square one, where you can adjust the size, would it make a difference? Anyway, I ordered this, rec'd it earlier than expected , which was great
Really enjoyable films would recommend to anyone wanting to explore cinema from other countries. Kurosawa is one of the world's best directors so good infact that two films in this boxset were later remade for the English speaking market the magnificent seven and a fist full of dollars.
So far, I've only watched 'Seven Samurai' and 'Throne of Blood', having seen 'Seven Samurai' several years ago on DVD. Of course (on blu ray), it's that much more enjoyable. I've not seen the other movies before, and, as enjoyable as 'Throne of Blood' was, 'Seven Samurai' is a very hard act to follow! I should have waited a month or so to watch any of the others, after the great masterpiece, 'Seven Samurai'. Still, 'Throne of Blood' was still quite enjoyable- more eerie, a little spooky and unsettling. As far as the other three movies go, they all seem to have great reviews, but I'll wait awhile this time, so I can enjoy watching each one even more!