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Three Outlaw Samurai

1hr 34mins
Directed by
Hideo Gosha
Tetsurô Tanba,
Isamu Nagato,
Mikijirô Hira
Film Language
in Japanese with English subtitles


Tue 6/27
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This first feature by the legendary Hideo Gosha is among the most beloved chanbara (sword-fighting) films. 

An origin-story offshoot of a Japanese television phenomenon of the same name, Three Outlaw Samurai is a classic in its own right. A wandering, seen-it-all ronin (Tetsuro Tamba) becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai (Isamu Nagato and Mikijiro Hira), hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, this is an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty. - Criterion Collection

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