Yojimbo (1961)

The Final Showdown

The samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) engages in a final showdown against Unosuke (Tatsuya Nakadai) and his henchmen in order to save the remnants of a village torn asunder.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1961 by Criterion.

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  • character-type: Henchmen
  • character-type: Bad Guy
  • character-type: Good Guy
  • action: Swing
  • action: Scare
  • action: Injure
  • action: Cut
  • action: Cry
  • action: Run
  • action: Shoot
  • action: Kill
  • action: Scream
  • action: Fight
  • action: Attack
  • action: Scold
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • editors-choice: Showdowns
  • editors-choice: Sword Fights
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Action & Adventure
  • mood: Exciting
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Pistol
  • prop: Sword
  • prop: Knife
  • prop: Gun
  • setting: Village
  • theme: Rivalry
  • theme: Strength
  • theme: Individualism
  • theme: Victory
  • theme: Violence
  • theme: Aggression
  • theme: Adversity
  • actor: Tatsuya Nakadai
  • actor: Eijirô Tôno
  • actor: Namigoro Rashomon
  • actor: Toshirô Mifune
  • actor: Daisuke Katô
  • director: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Akira Kurosawa
  • producer: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • producer: Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • cinematographer: Kazuo Miyagawa
  • composer: Masaru Satô
  • editor: Akira Kurosawa
  • costume-designer: Yoshirô Muraki
  • production-designer: Yoshirô Muraki
  • role-name: tavern keeper Gonji
  • role-name: The Samurai
  • role-name: Ushitora's rotund brother Inokichi
  • role-name: gunfighter Unosuke
  • role-name: Kannuki the giant
  • screenwriter: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • year: 1961
  • studio: Criterion