Three influential Japanese films from the mid-’50s — Samurai I: Musahi Miymoto, Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island — follow the path of a young soldier (Toshiro Mifune) who dreams of becoming a samurai. Criterion’s Blu-ray edition of Hiroshi Inagaki's classic work features digital restorations of all three films and an uncompressed monaural soundtrack.
Video: 1080p, 1.37:1. Audio: LPCM Mono. Extras: New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson; trailers; printed booklet. Studio: Criterion.
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