Rent The Bodyguard / Sanjuro (1962)

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Rent The Bodyguard / Sanjuro (aka Yojimbo / Tsubaki Sanjûrô) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Two Classics from Japanese Director Akira Kurosawa...

Yojimbo (1961)
Director Akira Kurosawa combines elements of the western and the film noir in this classic adventure. Yojimbo (Toshiro Mifune), a freelance Samurai warrior, sells his services to rival factions in a small Japanese village. When he is betrayed, he turns his skills against his former employers, determined that the two warring sides should destroy each other. 'Yojimbo' was later remade by Sergio Leone as the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western 'A Fistful of Dollars'.
Sanjuro (1962)
Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune), a shabby samurai, teams up with eight young warriors who seek out corruption among the elders of their clan. They also embark on a mission to rescue a kidnapped chancellor from a corrupt war lord. Akira Kurosawa's Samurai spoof was made as a kind of sequel to 'Yojimbo' (1962), on which 'A Fistful of Dollars' was based.
Actors:
, , Eijiro Tone, , , , Susumu Fukita, Tatsuyo Nakadai, , , , , , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writers:
Akira Kurosawa, Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shûgorô Yamamoto
Aka:
Yojimbo / Tsubaki Sanjûrô
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
206 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2014
Run Time:
206 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013, 49 mins): Asian-cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa's career and influence
  • Interview with filmmaker George Lucas (2001, 8 mins)
  • Interview with filmmaker Alex Cox (2003, 9 mins)
  • Introduction to Sanjuro by Alex Cox (2003, 5 mins)
  • Full-length audio commentary on Throne of Blood by Japanese-film expert Michael Jeck
  • Full-length audio commentary on Yojimbo by film critic Philip Kemp

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