If You Love Martial Arts Films Watch This Trailer for MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI Doc
If you're a fan of classic martial arts films there's no doubt that you know the name Toshiro Mifune. Over the course of his career, he made 16 incredible films with director Akira Kurosawa, which include classics such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo. These films inspired some of America's classic westerns including The Magnificent Seven, Clint Eastwood’s A Fistful of Dollars, and of course, George Lucas’ Star Wars.
A trailer has been released for a great looking new documentary called Mifune: The Last Samurai directed by Steven Okazaki, which "explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema." When talking about Mifune, director Steven Spielberg says, “A lot of people try to imitate Mifune, especially when they’re playing strong and silent but nobody can. He was unique in all the world.”
The film has only been playing in film festivals around the world. There's no release date set yet, but as a fan of Mifune and his films, I can't wait to watch this doc!