Award-winning Japanese account of a gang of mercenaries hired to defend a farming village from bandits in the 16th century. An all-time classic!
A manipulative woman convinces her samurai husband to murder his 16th-century feudal lord in this fine Japanese adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife.
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
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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.
Following an emergency landing on a deserted island in the Pacific, young pilots, Tsukioka and Kobayashi, stumble into an epic clash between Godzilla and the monster, Anguirus. The giant beasts drag their battle into the ocean and soon resurface in Osaka, laying waste to the city in a fight to the death. As the threat of destruction mounts, Tsukioka and Kobayashi muster their courage for a final showdown with Godzilla.
Two pilots make an emergency landing on a remote island and stumble upon the earth-shaking terror of two gigantic beasts locked in battle.
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 clan's princess as they cross hostile territory, accompanied by a pair of bumbling peasants. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films, and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars.
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