Yojimbo (1961) - Akira Kurosawa
BD-Rip | MKV x264 at 2 370 Kbps | 1024 x 432 (2.370) at 23.976 fps | AAC at 120 Kbps (2 ch) 48.0 KHz
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English, French | Runtime: 1h 50mn | 3.09 GiB
Sourced from the criterion bluray | Commentary track by Stephen Prince | Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Toshiro Mifune portrays a Samurai who finds himself in the middle of a feud-torn Japanese village. Neither side is particularly honorable, but Mifune is hungry and impoverished, so he agrees to work as bodyguard (or Yojimbo) for a silk merchant (Kamatari Fujiwara) against a sake merchant (Takashi Shimura). He then pretends to go to work for the other, the better to let the enemies tear each other apart. Imprisoned for his "treachery," he escapes just in time to watch the two warring sides wipe each other out. This was his plan all along, and now that peace has been restored, he leaves the village for further exploits..