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.