Rent Yojimbo (1961)

4.0 of 5 from 181 ratings
1h 46min
Rent Yojimbo (aka Yôjinbô / Bodyguard) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The enigmatic samurai in Yojimbo is played by the great Toshiro Mifune as a scruffy, scratching, itinerant warrior who wanders into a strange town and right into the middle of two warring clans. Showing his skills with the samurai sword within minutes of his arrival, he soon has the town's rival factions competing for his services.Kurosawa's genius for storytelling combines with thrilling swordplay, a healthy dose of black humour, a soundtrack every bit as atmospheric and amusing as Ennio Morricone's, and a towering performance from Mifune, to make Yojimbo an irresistible widescreen action movie.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Akira Kurosawa
Writers:
Akira Kurosawa
Others:
Yoshiro Muraki
Aka:
Yôjinbô / Bodyguard
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1961 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2000
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Full-length Commentary from Film Historian Philip Kemp
  • Biographies of Director Akira Kurosawa and Star Toshiro Mifune

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Reviews (2) of Yojimbo

Probably a great film, but a terrible DVD transfer - Yojimbo review by IF

Spoiler Alert
11/04/2019

The image quality on this DVD is terrible. I was tempted to rent it after watching a clip in HD on Youtube. It looked visually stunning. This DVD is dark and blurred, to the point of being unwatchable.

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Glorious, repays re-watching - Yojimbo review by MR

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13/12/2019

The film grows on you. Story is good, framing of shots is fantastic, and so is Mifune. It is worth watching once, then watching again with the commentary which is included in the extras, as there is interesting information about Kurosawa's liking of the wide screen format.

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