In the Sixteenth Century, in Japan, a poor village is frequently looted by armed bandits losing their crop of rice. Their patriarch Grandpa advises the villagers to hire a Ronin to defend their village. Four farmers head to town to seek out their possible protectors, but they just can offer three meals of rice per day and lodging for the samurai. They succeed in hiring the warming-hearted veteran Kambei Shimada that advises that they need six other samurai to protect their lands. Kambei recruits the necessary five samurai and the brave jester Kikuchiyo and move to the village. After a feared reception, Kambei plots a defense strategy and the samurai start training the farmers how to defend their lands and families for the battle that approaches.
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A nice movie.
After getting inspired by lot of praises for Akira Kurasowa, I have listed down a few of his best movies and this one would be one of the best. The acting skills of Toshiro Mifune as at the best. The emotional journey throughout the movie is great and the strategies by the Samurai to beat the bandits are great. The picturaization left me spell bound and I could not expect such camera movements and art direction nearly 70 years back. Buy it and you will not regret buying it.
Watch this if you want to know the real inspiration behind major action blockbusters like "Sholay", "Star Wars" .... A magnum opus by the master raconteur Akiro Kurosawa, should be included in the must watch list of all serious movie buffs.