100 Years of Akira Kurosawa

Today would have been Akira Kurosawa’s One Hundredth birthday if he was still alive today. He was one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Seriously. His movies are amazing to watch. In honour of this day, The Criterion Collection has just released his films Yojimbo and Sanjuro on Blu-ray. Turner Classic Movies  has also been running a marathon of Kurosawa movies all day.

If you have never seen one I highly recommend either Yojimbo or Sanjuro and although Sanjuro is the sequel to Yojimbo – it’s stands up on it’s own quite well. Or Seven Samurai. Or Ikiru, Rashomon, High and Low, Ran – well you can’t really go wrong.


Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka spends most of his life watching movies and reading comic books, using his vast knowledge of genre culture for evil instead of good.