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The Resource The hidden fortress. : Kakushi-toride no san-akunin, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

The hidden fortress. : Kakushi-toride no san-akunin, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa

Label
The hidden fortress. : Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
Title
The hidden fortress.
Title remainder
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Title variation
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Commentator
Costume designer
Film director
Film distributor
Film editor
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Screenwriter
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess 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. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
Member of
Cataloging source
JRG
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Kakushi toride no san akunin (Motion picture)
  • Kakushi toride no san akunin (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Cinematography by Ichio Yamazaki ; music by Masaru Sato ; editor, Akira Kurosawa ; production design, Yoshiro Muraki ; costume design, Masahiro Katô
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Language note
Japanese dialogue; English subtitles
PerformerNote
Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Takashi Shimura, Misa Uehara
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1979
  • 1910-1998
  • 1914-1989
  • 1904-1996
  • 1918-2018
  • 1920-1997
  • 1917-1999
  • 1905-1985
  • 1912-1991
  • 1905-1982
  • 1928-1999
  • 1955-
  • 1944-
  • 1959-
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  • Fujimoto, Masumi
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Kikushima, Ryūzō
  • Oguni, Hideo
  • Hashimoto, Shinobu
  • Mifune, Toshirō
  • Chiaki, Minoru
  • Fujiwara, Kamatari
  • Fujita, Susumu
  • Shimura, Takashi
  • Uehara, Misa
  • Yamazaki, Ichio
  • Satō, Masaru
  • Muraki, Yoshirō
  • Katô, Masahiro
  • Prince, Stephen
  • Lucas, George
  • Russell, Catherine
  • Janus Films
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
139
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
116
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  • Princesses
  • Feudalism
  • Escapes
  • Gold
Technique
live action
Label
The hidden fortress. : Kakushi-toride no san-akunin, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Special features: Commentary (featuring film historian Stephen Prince); Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create (documentary from 2003 on the making of the film and its widescreen cinematography); George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa (interview from 2001 with filmmaker George Lucas about Kurosawa and how the elements of The Hidden Fortress directly inspired Star Wars); Trailer; New English subtitle translation. Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1543370
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (139 min.)
Isbn
9781604658101
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
  • video
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515113212
Other physical details
Blu-ray, DVD video, sound, black and white
Physical substance
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2344BDDVD
  • CC2344BDDVD-1
  • CC2344BDDVD-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1543370
  • (OCoLC)873944965
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; DTS-HD Master audio ; requires Blu-ray player
  • DVD: NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), Dolby Digital 5.1 monaural
Video recording format
  • Blu-ray disc
  • DVD
Label
The hidden fortress. : Kakushi-toride no san-akunin, Janus Films ; Toho Scope ; executive producers, Sanezumi Fujimoto and Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1958
  • Special features: Commentary (featuring film historian Stephen Prince); Akira Kurosawa: it is wonderful to create (documentary from 2003 on the making of the film and its widescreen cinematography); George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa (interview from 2001 with filmmaker George Lucas about Kurosawa and how the elements of The Hidden Fortress directly inspired Star Wars); Trailer; New English subtitle translation. Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Catherine Russell
Accompanying material
1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1543370
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved, dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (139 min.)
Isbn
9781604658101
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
  • video
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515113212
Other physical details
Blu-ray, DVD video, sound, black and white
Physical substance
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD video
Publisher number
  • CC2344BDDVD
  • CC2344BDDVD-1
  • CC2344BDDVD-2
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1543370
  • (OCoLC)873944965
System details
  • Blu-ray; region A; widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; DTS-HD Master audio ; requires Blu-ray player
  • DVD: NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1), Dolby Digital 5.1 monaural
Video recording format
  • Blu-ray disc
  • DVD

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