Yojimbo DVD

aka The Bodyguard, Akira Kurosawa, 1961


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Film Details

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Produced in 1961

Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

The story of a lone Samurai who appears one day in a feuding gamblers' town as a mercenary for sale, widely considered to be one of the best action/adventure movies ever made. Later remade by Leone as A Fistful of Dollars.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: BFI

Length: 106 mins

Aspect ratio: Widescreen

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 6th November 2000

Cat No: BFIVD505

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Full-length commentary by Philip Kemp plus on-screen biographies of Kurosawa and Mifune.

Community Reviews

by Anon on 5th August 2003

I\'d like to thank your previous reviewer for providing a spirited and youthful take on Akira Kurosawa\'s Yojimbo, althought they did miss all the main points. Althoug... Read on

by Anon on 9th July 2003

One of my favourite movies. Not sure why it has this status.
The movie is very stylish. Script and plot are witty. It is action-packed. On the other hand, it is a... Read on


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