Thursday, May 10, 2001

The Hidden Fortress directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring the great Toshiro Mifune is about to be released in DVD, by Criterion, no less! Though not as familiar to the ear as Seven Samurai or Rashomon, The Hidden Fortress has a distinction that no other Kurosawa film has. It's been widely accepted, and admitted by George Lucas himself, that The Hidden Fortress was what inspired Star Wars. In fact, the DVD will contain an exclusive interview with George Lucas as he talks about the film. I got my order with Amazon all set up and I can't wait to finally see it.