The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa's visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars) and Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films ever produced. Criterion is proud to present this Kurosawa favorite in a new, high-definition digital transfer.
Optional Dolby Digital 3.0 soundtrack, preserving the original Perspecta simulated-stereo effects
Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
A 45-minute documentary on the making of Yojimbo, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
Theatrical trailer and teaser
Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Alexander Sesonske and notes from Kurosawa and his cast and crew