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Mifune The Last Samurai (narrated by Keanu Reeves) DVD

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Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015) directed by Steven Okazaki is a biographical documentary narrated by Keanu Reeves.

This fascinating documentary chronicles the on and off-screen life of Toshiro Mifune, the Japanese actor and international star most noted for playing samurai characters in films by Akira Kurosawa (SEVEN SAMURAI, YOJIMBO, RASHOMON).

Archive footage and personal stories from family and friends tells the story of this remarkable actor from his childhood and early years in the film industry through to the masterpieces he made with the legendary director Kurosawa.

Films students, cinephiles and collectors of Japanese cinema will want to own and keep this DVD and rewatch many times overs.

Special Features:

  • Extended interview with Steven Spielberg (2016, 22 mins): the Oscar® winning director discusses more about how he became familiar with the work of Toshiro Mifune 
  • Toshiro Mifune in Conversation (1986, 80 mins): the legendary Japanese actor discusses his life and career in this interview with critic and writer David Shipman
  • Original theatrical trailer (2016) 
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Steven Okazaki and Stuart Galbraith IV, an interview with the director, biography of Toshiro Mifune by Philip Kemp and full film credits

Runtime: 77 minutes

Region: 2

 


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