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Mifune : the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune

Author: Steven OkazakiToshiaki NakazawaToichiro ShiraishiKensuke ZushiYukie KitoAll authors
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Strand Releasing, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : 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; Kensuke Zushi; Yukie Kito; Taro Goto; Stuart Galbraith; Tohru Hina; Yasuyuki Ishikawa, (Cinematographer); Jeffrey Wood; Keanu Reeves; Kyōko Kagawa; Yōko Tsukasa; Yoshio Tsuchiya; Takeshi Katō; Kaoru Yachigusa; Yōsuke Natsuki; Terumi Niki; Steven Spielberg; Martin Scorsese; Shiro Mifune; Hisao Kurosawa; Teruyo Nogami; Tadao Satō; Sadao Nakajima; Haruo Nakajima; Kanzo Uni; Wataru Akashi; Kōji Yakusho; Michiko Matsuda; Sedikku Intānashonaru,; Dentsū,; Tokyo MX (Firm),; Chuo Eigaboeki,; Creative Associates, Limited,; Farallon Films,; Strand Releasing (Firm),
Language Note: English and Japanese dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
OCLC Number: 975287297
Notes: Title from title frame.
Originally released as a documentary film in 2016.
Inspired by the book Samurai : hyoden Mifune Toshio, by Michiko Matsuda.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer; Strand trailers.
Credits: Directors of photography, Tohru Hina, Yasuyuki Ishikawa ; music, Jeffrey Wood.
Performer(s): Kyoko Kagawa, Yoko Tsukasa, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takeshi Kato, Kaoru Yachigusa, Yosuke Natsuki, Terumi Niki, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Shiro Mifune, Hisao Kurosawa, Teruyo Nogami, Tadao Sato, Sadao Nakajima, Haruo Nakajima, Kanzo Uni, Wataru Akashi, Koji Yakusho ; narrated by Keanu Reeves.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: Last samurai
Responsibility: Sedic International, Dentsu, Tokyo Mx, Chuo Eigaboeki 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 ; producers, Kensuke Zushi, Yukie Kito, Steven Okazaki, Taro Goto ; written by Steven Okazaki, Stuart Galbraith IV.

Abstract:

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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