The Hidden Fortress Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for The Hidden Fortress the Movie

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Kurosawa's tale of a warrior who protects a princess from warring feudal lords. An inspiration for George Lucas' "Star Wars" series and deserving of its excellent reputation. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Distribution

Criterion Collection, 210 E. 52nd St., 578 Broadway, New York, NY 10022, Phone: (212)212756-8822, Toll-free: 800-446-2001, URL: http://www.criterionco.com, Remarks: Does not sell directly to consumers

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 139 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
War, General, Director/Star Teams: Kurosawa & Mifune, Rescue Missions
Screenplay
Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni
Cast
Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Kamatari (Keita) Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Eiko Miyoshi, Takashi Shimura, Kichijiro Ueda, Koji Mitsui, Minoru Chiaki, Toshiko Higuchi, Shiten Ohashi
Cinematography
Kazuo Yamazaki
Director
Akira Kurosawa
Music
Masaru Sato
Producer
Akira Kurosawa, Masumi Fujimoto

Awards

Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1959: Director (Kurosawa).

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