Director(s)Akira Kurosawa
Producer(s)Tomoyuki Tanaka
Top GenresAction, Comedy, Drama, Thriller/Suspense
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Sanjuro (1962) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Akira Kurosawa and produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka.

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Sanjuro (1962)

By Beatrice on Sep 5, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjuro) Directed by Akira Kurasawa Written by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hido Oguni, and Akira Kurasawa from a novel by Shugoro Yamamoto 1962/Japan Toho Company/Akira Kurasawa Production Company Repeat viewing/Netflix rental The crafty ronin Sanjuro returns – this time to teach life... Read full article


By Caftan Woman on Nov 19, 2015 From Caftan Woman

The epic Criterion Blogathon continues from November 16-21 courtesy of our hosts Aaron of Criterion Blues, Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings. The movies have given us many ideas and images of manly cool through the years. There's Robert Mitchum "Baby, I don't care." cool. There'... Read full article

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This movie was originally going to be a faithful adaption of a Shûgorô Yamamoto novel called Peaceful Days, and was going to be made before Yojimbo, which is about a group of nine samurai who are helped out by two ronin who are inadequate fighters and have to use there wits to trick two evil opposing sides into disposing of each other. The antagonists was changed to a corrupt government body and the tricking two opposing sides into fighting each over element was used for Yojimbo. After Yojimbo was a success Toho requested that Kurosawa produce a sequel. He changed the two weak ronin to the powerful Sanjuro character and rewrote the script to match the tone of Yojimbo. Also when this was going to be Peaceful Days, Kurosawa was only going to write it and Hiromichi Horikawa (Kurosawa's assistant director) was going to direct it and Frankie Sakai and Keiju Kobayashi were to play the two ronin.
Final body count: 27, all killed by Sanjuro.
For the "explosion of blood" in the final duel, chocolate syrup was mixed with carbonated water and put under 30 pounds of pressure.
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