R | | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Director Akira Kurosawa was 76 years old when he directed the film.
Men prefer sorrow over joy... suffering over peace!
During the siege on the third castle, the corpse of one of Hidetora's guards suddenly shuts his eyes just before as a volley of arrows flies past him.
$3,567 (USA) (30 June 2000)
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