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    Added on: 4/9/2016 17:50
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    The Samurai Trilogy - Samurai I, II & III

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    Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto + Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple + Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
    Running Time: 280 minutes
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    Content Type: Movie

    The Samurai Trilogy, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune, was one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. Based on a novel that’s often called Japan’s Gone with the Wind, this sweeping saga fictionalizes the life of the legendary seventeenth-century swordsman (and writer and artist) Musashi Miyamoto, following him on his path from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. With these three films—1954’s Oscar-winning Musashi Miyamoto, 1955’s Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and 1956’s Duel at Ganryu Island—Inagaki created a passionate epic that’s equal parts tender love story and bloody action.

    Special Features:
    •New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions
    •New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films
    •New English subtitle translations
    •PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film historian Stephen Prince and Wilson

    Video Tracks:
    1.33:1 Colour

    Audio Tracks:
    Japanese Mono 1.0 PCM

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    Directed By:
    Hiroshi Inagaki

    Written By:

    Toshiro Mifune
    Rentaro Mikuni
    Otsu Kaoru Yachigusa

    Music From:
    Ikuma Dan

    Director of Photography:
    Jun Yasumoto

    Robert B. Homel
    Eiji Ooi

    Production Designer:
    Makoto Sono

    Visual Effects:
    Eiji Tsuburaya


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