The Hidden Fortress

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa’s first film in widescreen, the aptly epic yet lighthearted action – romantic comedy THE HIDDEN FORTRESS is full of swashbuckling set-pieces, spectacle and heart-stopping moments of bravery. A faithful general (Mifune) escorts and guards a feisty teen princess on the run, begrudgingly aided by a pair of squabbling peasants. One of Kurosawa’s greatest hits, it provided inspiration for STAR WARS.

138 minutes

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