• Comedy
  • Rated: K12
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryz Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
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A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.
  • Comedy
  • Rated: K12
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryz Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa

  • Misa Uehara
    Minoru Chiaki
    Kamatari Fujiwara
    Susumu Fujita
    Takashi Shimura
    Toshirô Mifune
    Eiko Miyoshi
    Toshiko Higuchi
    Yû Fujiki
    Yoshio Tsuchiya
    Kokuten Kôdô
    Takeshi Katô
    Kôji Mitsui
    Toranosuke Ogawa
    Kichijirô Ueda

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  • (1958)

  • Comedy
  • Rated: K12
  • Director: Akira Kurosawa
  • Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryz Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa
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A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

Starring
  • Misa Uehara
    Minoru Chiaki
    Kamatari Fujiwara
    Susumu Fujita
    Takashi Shimura
    Toshirô Mifune
    Eiko Miyoshi
    Toshiko Higuchi
    Yû Fujiki
    Yoshio Tsuchiya
    Kokuten Kôdô
    Takeshi Katô
    Kôji Mitsui
    Toranosuke Ogawa
    Kichijirô Ueda