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The Hidden Fortress (Kakushi-toride no san-akunin) (1958)

The Hidden Fortress
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Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune
General Rokurota Makabe
Kamatari Fujiwara Kamatari Fujiwara
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita
General Hyoe Tadokoro
Takashi Shimura Takashi Shimura
The Old General, Izumi Nagakura
Misa Uehara Misa Uehara
Princess Yuki
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi
Old Lady-in-Waiting
Toshiko Higuchi Toshiko Higuchi
Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader

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Ryûzô Kikushima Ryûzô Kikushima
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Hideo Oguni Hideo Oguni
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2 years, 10 months ago at Jun 18 9:40
I can’t believe I haven’t seen any movies directed by Akira Kurosawa for such a long time. A few years ago, I was doing a good job and ended up watching 13 of his movies but, by now, it has been almost 10 years since I saw another one of his movies. It is a real shame but maybe I will pick it up again later on. Anyway, this flick is probably one of his most famous ones and therefore I was real... read more
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Princess Yuki Akizuki is to be led through enemy territory, where she may rebuild her kingdom with gold that she has in her caravan. She is assisted by her trusted general, Rokurota Makabe, who insists that she masquerades as a mute farmer. Two minions, Tahei and Matashichi help unknowingly, as they believe they will get a piece of the gold if they help the princess attain her goals.
Release date: 6 October 1960
UPC: 037429135129
Tags: Samurai (11), Japan (11), 1950s (10), Action (9), Japanese (7), 1958 (7), Adventure (6), Comedy (6), Drama (5), Military (4), Escape (4), Princess (4), Kurosawa (4), Asian (3), Peasants (3), Money (2), Greed (2), Journey (2), Reward. Gold (2), Japanese Cinema (2)
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"04.06. Blu-ray, 1st viewing DIRECTED BY Akira Kurosawa Some pacing problems, too much underlining of the greed theme and too much silly humor with the two dumb farmers. Cool film nevertheless, especially the fire festival scene. "

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