Yojimbo

"Excellent"

Yojimbo Review


Kurosawa's "Japanese Western" features the oft-retold tale of a sword-toting samurai in 1600s feudal Japan who finds himself without a master. He then sells his services to both sides of warring village, with rather disastrous results. Great beginning and ending, but drags a bit in the middle. Most notably remade as the far-inferior spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars by Sergio Leone, as well as Bruce Willis's Last Man Standing.


Yojimbo

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 15th January 1970

Distributed by: Daiei International Films Inc.

Production compaines: Nikkatsu

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

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Starring: Noriko Igarashi as Osumi, Shigeko Hatanaka as Shigeko, Keiko Takashima as Okei, Karen Tachibana as Karen, Masaki Ito as Mamechiyo, Rina Ôtani as Fûko, Arimi Hoshino as Nobuko, Ayako Okada as O-Ryû, Saegusa Nishikawa as Sanae, Kayoko Hashimoto as Yumi, Noriko Murata as Natsue, Yumi Yamazaki as Piiko

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