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Program Title: The Hidden Fortress
EASC Code: JH-14
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Producer: Akira Kurosawa
Release Date: 1958
Running Time: 139 min.
Color or BW: BW
Program Abstract: A general and a princess must dodge enemy clans while smuggling the royal treasure out of hostile territory with two bumbling, conniving peasants of their sides; it's spirited adventure that only Akira Kurosawa could create. Acknowledge as a primary influence on George Lucas' Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa's inimitably deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action and humanistcompassion on an epic scale. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark motion picture in a stunning, newly-restored Tohoscope edition.
Data Entry Date: 3/17/2004