SAMURAI I
MUSASHI MIYAMOTO

1954 ***** 92 mins.

The first chapter in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy is nothing short of spectacular. Toshiro Mifune gives another stellar performance as the title character. Based on a novel that has been called Japan's Gone with the Wind, the trilogy follows one man's journey from lowly swordsman to great samurai. In this first chapter, Takezo (Mifune), returns home from a war only to be turned away by his home town. Through the help of a priest and a peasant girl, Takezo begins his journey to becoming the great samurai Musashi Miyamoto. A wonderful film experience.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Not Rated.

Starring:
Toshiro Mifune + Kaoru Yachigusa

Screenplay by
Tokuhei Wakao, Hiroshi Inagaki

Based on the Novel by
Eiji Yoshikawa

Directed by
Hiroshi Inagaki


SAMURAI I: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO on IMDb.com
SAMURAI I: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO on The Criterion Collection

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