Yojimbo (1961)

Get Two Coffins Ready

Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) shows off his expert swordsmanship to the Seibei clan by dispatching a throng of Ushitora’s men with incredible speed and agility.

Directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Released in 1961 by Criterion.

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  • action: Injure
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  • editors-choice: Fight Scenes
  • editors-choice: Cinematography
  • editors-choice: Sword Fights
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Action & Adventure
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Exciting
  • mood: Violent
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Sword
  • setting: Village
  • theme: Strength
  • theme: Violence
  • theme: Power
  • actor: Fumio Kogushi
  • actor: Shinpei Takagi
  • actor: Jerry Fujio
  • actor: Hiroshi Takagi
  • actor: Akio Kusama
  • actor: Toshirô Mifune
  • actor: Daisuke Katô
  • actor: Yasuzo Ogawa
  • 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: samurai whose arm is cut Roku
  • role-name: The Samurai
  • role-name: Ushitora's rotund brother Inokichi
  • role-name: Ushitora Follower
  • screenwriter: Ryuzo Kikushima
  • screenwriter: Akira Kurosawa
  • year: 1961
  • studio: Criterion