DVD Release: Mifune: The Last Samurai

DVD Release Date: April 25, 2017
Price: DVD $14.52
Studio: Strand

Mifune: The Last Samurai, a new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki (Days of Waiting), explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema.

Over the course of his nearly 50-year-long career, Mifune made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa (High and Low) during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema, including RashomonSeven Samurai and Yojimbo.

Together, Mifune and Kurosawa thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for not only The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.

Narrated by Keanu Reeves, Mifune: The Last Samurai features interviews with up-and-coming filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.