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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For the "explosion of blood" in the final duel, chocolate syrup was mixed with carbonated water and put under 30 pounds of pressure.
Final body count: 27, all killed by Sanjuro.
In the scene where Sanjuro has to kill about a dozen of Kikui's men and then smacks three of the young samurai for forcing him to kill so many, ToshirĂ´ Mifune slapped the three young actors for real. As seen in the film, the slaps both surprised the actors and knocked them backwards.
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