Filmul nu are subtitrare in limba romana. / This movie does not have Romanian subtitles.
In response to the huge critical and commercial success of Yojimbo (1961), Kurosawa and Mifune re-teamed a year later to make Sanjuro, a hilarious comedy of manners altogether more light-hearted than its predecessor.
The story has Sanjuro (Mifune) running lazy rings around nine naïve and clean-cut samurai and two genteel ladies, whilst also cleaning up a spot of corruption in local government. Whilst Kurosawa plays most of it for laughs, expertly parodying the conventions of Japanese period action films, he stages a startling switch of mood with an intense finale which may well be the briefest, and most breathtaking duel in all cinema.
- Digitally remastered in High Definition
- Introduction to Sanjuro by filmmaker Alex Cox (2003, 5 mins)
- Interview with filmmaker Alex Cox (2003, 9 mins): the director discusses the life and work of Akira Kurosawa
- Original Japanese theatrical trailer
- Essay by film historian and critic Philip Kemp