Akira Kurosawa's 1962 sequel to Yojimbo plays the action for sly laughs, Toshiro Mifune's gruff Ronin masterminding the shambolic actions of nine callow Samurai. Less famous than its predecessor (which was remade as A Fistful Of Dollars and Last Man Standing) but arguably superior, Sanjuro exhibits all of Kurosawa's formal beauty while parodying the conventions of the Japanese action film. Watch out for the jaw-crashing climax, too - - the sudden shift of tone comes like a cattle prod to the heart.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: December 1st 2003

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