The Hidden Fortress - Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1960)
IMDb Rating 8.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Toshirô Mifune General Rokurota Makabe
Misa Uehara Princess Yukihime
Minoru Chiaki Tahei
Susumu Fujita General Heiei Tadokoro
Kamatari Fujiwara Matakishi
Toshiro Mifune
Takashi Shimura The Old General, Izumi Nagakura
Eiko Miyoshi Old Lady-in-Waiting
Toshiko Higuchi Farmer's Daughter bought from slave trader
Koji Mitsui Guard
Shiten Ohashi Samurai
In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not too bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honor with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema. --Robert Lane
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Foreign
Director Akira Kurosawa
Producer Johanna Schiller; Sanezumi Fujimoto; Akira Kurosawa
Writer Shinobu Hashimoto; Ryuzo Kikushima
Studio Criterion
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 139 mins
Movie Release Date 10/6/1960
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It No
Index 501
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/15/2005
Product Details
Edition Criterion Collection
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 B&W (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 037429135129
Chapters 32
Release Date 5/22/2001
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Widescreen
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