#014: Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

criterion14HIROSHI INAGAKI

1954

Large-scale sagas are a magnificent thing when they are done well, and they’re rarely done as well as Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy, based on a novel considered to be Japan’s Gone With The Wind.  Criterion already gave viewers a treat with their original releases of these films, but putting them out on one blu-ray set was a movie lover’s dream come true.  On this episode I consider the effects of all three films in one.

Listen to the podcast episode here:  PODCAST

My review of the film on my blog:  REVIEW

NEXT CRITERION: #015 Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple

PREVIOUS CRITERION: #013 The Silence Of the Lambs

Also By Hiroshi Inagaki

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