The Hidden Fortress / Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Set in the 16th-century, a time of civil war among Japanese clans, The Hidden Fortress chronicles the journey of a princess and her motley crew of protectors as they flee across hostile territory with her clan's gold treasure toward a friendly province where she will be safe. Princess Yuki, who is disguised as a mute girl, is protected by General Rokurota Makabe. The pair is joined by two bickering, bumbling farmers who are motivated by their greed for the gold, and a servant girl whom they rescue from the clutches of her cruel employer. Danger lurks down every path as enemy clans offer a reward for the Princess's capture, track the group relentlessly across harsh terrain, and plot to kill the princess in order to destroy her chance to reign. Fiery Princess Yuki, who is played by 20-year-old Misa Uehara, dresses like a man, brandishes a rod that she is not afraid to use on anyone, and shows no weakness. As played by Japan's legendary star Toshiro Mifune, Makabe seems a bastion of strength, courage, and loyalty. The two perpetually quarreling farmers are depicted with great charm and wit by Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara. The group's journey is marked by exciting adventures and remarkable feats of great courage punctuated by scenes of humor.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:18:27 | 6.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English
Genre: Action, Adventure

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Actors: Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Kamatari Fujiwara, Minoru Chiaki, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Eiko Miyoshi, Toshiko Higuchi, Koji Mitsui, Tadao Nakamaru, Ikio Sawamura, Kichijiro Ueda

Download The Hidden Fortress / Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958) DVD9 Criterion Collection:


Related posts:

  1. AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa (1943-1993) 25 x DVD Criterion Collection
  2. Dai-bosatsu toge / The Sword of Doom (1966) DVD9 Criterion Collection
  3. Fortress 2: Re-Entry (2000) DVD5
  4. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (25 Zatoichi films from 1962 to 1973) 18 x DVD, 9 x Blu-Ray Criterion Collection
  5. Rashomon / Rashou-mon (1950) DVD9 Criterion Collection 2012 Edition