Friday, December 19, 2008

Vintage Trailer of the Week 18

Kihachi Okamoto makes great, beautiful use of a widescreen frame. Toshiro Mifune is the fiercest presence ever committed to celluloid. There is an amazing samurai sword battle in the snow at the end. The soundtrack is fantastic. With a name like "Samurai Assassin", it just had to be good though, didn't it?

(Okamoto would better it with a year or so later with "Sword of Doom")



Blogger Beezer B said...

That is one of my go-to Christmas movies. Okamoto doesn't make the best films in the world but he made some gorgeous ones. Even his "Toshi sits and drinks sake in room" scenes are great looking.
I'm not sure I prefer Sword of Doom but I haven't watched it in ages. Have you seen "Kill!"? That is one of my most want to see films that I was going to put on that list but it turns out all the films I want to see are available now. Oh shit I never commented on your Virus review. Bedtime now.

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