Best Samurai films

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  1. sbat

    sbat New Member

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    Looking to gather a list of the best samurai films to watch. I have a week in rural Missouri at my family's house and not at all much to do at night. So I want to catch up on my samurai flicks. Suggestions?
     
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    You must've already seen this or it's already on your list (the top), but whatever...

    Seven Samurai
    Seven Samurai (1954)
     
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    Yojimbo, Zatoichi and Ran to name but a few.

    Plenty of others just depends what type of samurai movie you prefer to watch.
     
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    All the Akira Kurosawa samurai films. There are none finer. You can hardly do better then the entire Kurosawa collection period. See where Spielberg, Scorcese, Coppola and especially Luca's Star Wars all found their inspiration. Seven Samurai was remade as The Magnificent Seven, Yojimbo as A Fistful of Dollars, Rashoman is the template for an entire style of storytelling and Hidden Fortress was the biggest influence on Star Wars. If you're a Samurai fan, however, you're probably already aware of Kurosawa. You can always go on imdb and type Samurai into the search field or just google top 20 Samurai films of all time and see what comes up that you don't know already. Have a good week. :smile:
     
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    I'll second that. I remember going to a Kurosawa screening while at uni - 21 hours back to back. The breaks between films were short and it nearly killed me, but I'd do it again.
     
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    "Throne of Blood" bitches.
     
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