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Mifune : the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune

Author: Steven OkazakiToshiaki NakazawaToichiro ShiraishiStuart GalbraithKeanu ReevesAll authors
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
Feature films
Film adaptations
History
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Toshirō Mifune; Akira Kurosawa; Akira Kurosawa; Toshirō Mifune
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Okazaki; Toshiaki Nakazawa; Toichiro Shiraishi; Stuart Galbraith; Keanu Reeves; Steven Spielberg; Martin Scorsese; Michiko Matsuda; Sedikku Intānashonaru,; Creative Associates, Limited,; Farallon Films,; Strand Releasing (Firm),
Language Note: English and Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 975287297
Notes: Originally released as a documentary film in 2016.
Inspired by the book Samurai : hyoden Mifune Toshio, by Michiko Matsuda.
Wide screen.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer; Strand trailers.
Credits: Directors of photography, Tohru Hina, Yasuyuki Ishikawa ; music, Jeffrey Wood.
Performer(s): Narrator, Keanu Reeves ; interviewees, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: Last samurai
Responsibility: Sedic International [and three others] present a production of Creative Associates, Limited and Farallon Films ; a film by Steven Okazaki ; directed & edited by Steven Okazaki ; produced by Toshiaki Nakazawa, Toichiro Shiraishi [and four others] ; written by Steven Okazaki, Stuart Galbraith IV.

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A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars.
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