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.
The film used approximately 1400 extras and 200 horses. 1400 suits of armor (designed by Akira Kurosawa himself) were fabricated and a number of the horses had to be imported from the United States. Kurosawa used the extras and horses so efficiently that when the... ...
Are you a son?
Taro Takatora Ichimonji: What do you mean?
Hidetora: Is this a son's attitude? The hen pecks the cock and makes him a crow.
When Saburo's men ride away from the Third Castle, you can see that the path before them has already been trampeled from previous takes.
$3,567 (USA) (30 June 2000)
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