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
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Also By Hiroshi Inagaki