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    Unique ID Code: 0000039818
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    Added on: 23/9/2002 02:22
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    Hidden Fortress, The (US)

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    A stunning, newly-restored Tohoscope edition
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 139 mins
    Retail Price: $29.95
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    A general and a princess must dodge enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure out of hostile territory with two bumbling, conniving peasants at their sides; it`s a spirited adventure that only Akira Kurosawa could create. Acknowledged as a primary influence on George Lucas` Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa`s inimitably deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action and humanist compassion on an epic scale. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark motion picture in a stunning, newly-restored Tohoscope edition.

    Special Features:
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Akira Kurosawa

    Written By:

    Toshirô Mifune
    Toshiko Higuchi
    Kamatari Fujiwara
    Susumu Fujita
    Minoru Chiaki

    Soundtrack By:
    Masaru Satô

    Director of Photography:
    Kazuo Yamasaki

    Akira Kurosawa

    Production Designer:
    Yoshirô Muraki
    Kôhei Ezaki

    Akira Kurosawa
    Sanezumi Fujimoto


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    9 / 10
    Kurasawa is the godfather of the action film, every modern director must bow down to him. Still no adequate release of the Seven Samurai, we must make do with films like these. A relatively minor work, it`s exciting, funny and compelling in equal measure. Immaculately presented here by Citerion another Job to be proud of...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 20:23