Kurosawa Blu-ray titles on sale at Amazon

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    shape22 Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up The Hidden Fortress and Throne of Blood for $16.99 each and Seven Samurai for $23.49. There may be other titles on sale, too. Better act fast if you want to get in. The Hidden Fortress is already out of stock.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up. I purchased Hidden Fortress and Throne of Blood.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    I broke down and picked up Seven Samurai also after reading DVDbeaver's glowing review.
     
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    Digging further, some non-Kurosawa Japanese film Criterion releases are also on sale, including horror titles like Kuroneko (which I had to add to my order) and Onibaba. Both of them are $16.99 as well. This sale is tough to resist.
     
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    I haven't read that review, but you should own Seven Samurai because it's Seven Samurai
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I've quite honestly never even been able to get through the film past roughly a third of the way into it. I literally just doze off every time I've tried, and I have tried more than once; and short taping my eyelids open...

    Does it actually get better later on in the movie? Is it just a sloooooow starter?

    And I do like The Magnificent Seven.
     
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    I like the whole thing. The first half is a setup of the characters and the situation, the second half is dealing with the bandits. But here's some screen caps of the finale, if it helps:

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    I've seen Seven Samurai in the theater back in the 80's. Until Hateful Eight it was the only film that I had seen theatrically that had an intermission during the movie. I will admit to never having owned this title on home video before and the Beaver review pushed me to finally purchase it.
     
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    I also find the whole thing enjoyable, mostly for Toshiro Mifune. Like everyone, I love Eastwood and our American old school action heroes. But Mifune is the equal of any of them.

    But to answer your question, YES, the pace picks up considerably in the second half.
     

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