Written May 11, 2011
Not one of Kurosawa’s best works but a cinematographic delight which also was an inspiration for George Lucas’s “Star Wars”. It is the story about a princess trying to escape an evil empire, and two bumbling peasants that help and guide her to sanctuary. The leader of the adventurous group is a strong minded heroic highly skilled swordfighter played by Toshira Mifune, is terrific, as usual. Absolutely great settings enhance the storyline and add to the entertainment value.