The Hidden Fortress

  • Sun Aug 21
The Hidden Fortress

Free to new CU students (undergrad, grad & transfer) w/ ID

Akira Kurosawa
Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara

Kurosawa’s first Tohoscope film provided the “inspiration” for George Lucas when he set out to make Star Wars some twenty years later. Mifune, accompanied by two peasants perpetually at each other’s throats, sets out to rescue a princess in feudal Japan. “Kurosawa set a new standard for visualized excitement that filmmakers have been imitating ever since. Photographing man in nature, man confronting fate, Kurosawa’s imagery depicts human beings as pawns to destiny or their own animal instincts. ...The clarity and vibrance of Ichio Yamazaki’s cinematography makes The Hidden Fortress a special pleasure; nighttime sequences are deep and velvety with images highlighted in gray sheen or shimmering whiteness.” (Armond White)


Bluray bw
2 hours 19 minutes
release year/country
1958 Japan