April 30, 2005

Kagemusha - the shadow warrior

It finally arrived and I've finally watched Akira Kurosawa's 1980 samurai movie, Kagemusha.

I saw it when it was first released in North America, when I was living in Ottawa, so it would be close to 25 years ago - yikes! Long time.

It was the first Kurosawa movie I ever saw and the first samurai movie. As I say in my review, it knocked me for a loop. I'd never seen anything like that - not until then.

And now I've seen it again. And the DVD transfer by Criterion is incredible. It's two disc set that's well worth getting. The images in Kagemusha are absolutely stunning.

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1 comment:

Biby Cletus said...

Nice post, its a really cool blog that you have here, keep up the good work, will be back.

Warm Regards

Biby Cletus - Kagemusha Movie Review