Essential Art House: Hidden Fortress (1958) (DVD)UPC Number: 715515047012
Actors: Minoru Chiaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Susumu Fujita, Toshiko Higuchi, Toshiro Mifune
Format: Black & White, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Number of discs: 1
Release date: June 16, 2009
Run time: 139 minutes
Widely remembered as the film that inspired George Lucas’s Star Wars, The Hidden Fortress is one of Akira Kurosawa’s most popular works, a thrillingly choreographed and cleverly written tale of chivalry and greed in medieval Japan, featuring Toshiro Mifune as a weary general in charge of protecting a princess (Misa Uehara).