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.

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4.2 out of 5

70 Ratings

70 Ratings

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  • Average 8.6/10
  • Fresh 29
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Studio
The Criterion Collection
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© 1958 Toho Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Primary
Japanese (Stereo)

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