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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2003, 10:52:23 AM »
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is the HIdden Fortress the one where the army attacks with trees? or something about the moving forrest? i saw 4 or 5 of his films at school in a short time and i mix them all together.
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« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2003, 11:22:44 AM »
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is the HIdden Fortress the one where the army attacks with trees? or something about the moving forrest? i saw 4 or 5 of his films at school in a short time and i mix them all together.


that would be throne of blood

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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2003, 09:24:54 PM »
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ah yes. the one where he gets that pesky wife/queen or whatever and she tells him to kill that guy and there's a blood stain? yes/no? what happens in the hidden fortress then?

i'm trying to think. i know i've seen Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood, Rashomon......they all have Mifune so that doesn't help me seperate them.
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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2003, 01:07:15 AM »
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ah yes. the one where he gets that pesky wife/queen or whatever and she tells him to kill that guy and there's a blood stain? yes/no? what happens in the hidden fortress then?

i'm trying to think. i know i've seen Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood, Rashomon......they all have Mifune so that doesn't help me seperate them.


Is hidden fortress the one where the two guys find gold in sticks?

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« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2003, 06:28:58 AM »
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yea

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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2003, 04:35:04 PM »
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bad news for those already with Kurosawa dvds, or good news for those who like re-buying things.  accroding to www.thedigitalbits.com  

By the way, we mentioned yesterday that Criterion is releasing Akira Kurosawa's The Lower Depths on 8/19. Well, in the liner notes for their new Throne of Blood DVD, subtitle translator Linda Hoaglund mentions that Criterion has commissioned her to create new subtitle translations for Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Stray Dog, The Bad Sleep Well, Drunken Angel and I Live in Fear (a.k.a. Record of a Living Being) as well. Meaning that you can expect new Criterion DVD releases of all of those great Kurosawa films in the future.
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« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2003, 08:24:20 AM »
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RANKING KUROSAWA FILMS

01. The Hidden Fortress A+++
02. The Seven Samurai A+++
03. Rashomon A+++
04. Throne Of Blood A++

Seeing Yojimbo tomorrow. I have a whole heap that I am slowly working my way through. I really, really love the guy. He is fast forging himself as one of my favourite directors. When you have only seen four films by any given person and the worst one is an A++, you know you're on to something amazing.
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« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2003, 09:38:22 PM »
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I recently saw some of his films on the big screen and they're even more impressive than at home on TV.  Kurosawa was not only a master of the camera, but also of character, stories, and emotions.  I remember first seeing Seven Samurai on public TV several years ago with my dad very early in the morning, and even though I was kind of tired, I watched the entire thing.  Absolutely fantastic.  He was so amazing to have been relatively prolific while making good or great films.

He seems to get a lot of attention for his samurai films, but his modern films, such as High and Low and The Bad Sleep Well are also good.  Derzu Uzala, which is in Russian, is another great one.  I wish I can someday see that one on the big screen.

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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2003, 11:54:44 AM »
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He is fast forging himself as one of my favourite directors.


i find this phenomenon awesome, especially since he's dead.   :)
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2003, 12:32:13 PM »
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He is fast forging himself as one of my favourite directors.


i find this phenomenon awesome, especially since he's dead.   :)


well, now im even MORE excited to see what he does next!
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« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2003, 05:26:50 PM »
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« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2003, 06:52:37 PM »
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He seems to get a lot of attention for his samurai films, but his modern films, such as High and Low and The Bad Sleep Well are also good.  


I completely agree.  High and Low is by far my favorite Kurosawa. I think Sanjuro is very, very beautiful.
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« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2003, 07:54:44 PM »
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Yojimbo A++
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« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2003, 09:18:52 PM »
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He seems to get a lot of attention for his samurai films, but his modern films, such as High and Low and The Bad Sleep Well are also good.  Derzu Uzala, which is in Russian, is another great one.  I wish I can someday see that one on the big screen.


yeah, i've only seen samurai ones: Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo.

what are his modern day ones like? are they wearing 50's style clothing, etc? it's just hard for me to picture.
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« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2003, 09:54:47 PM »
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I have only four Kurosawa films in my posession that I have not yet seen. I am leaving Ikiru for last.
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