Toshiro Mifune is not a stranger to samurai movie lovers. A veteran of nearly 170 movies, his collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa is often cited as the catalyst for the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema post-WWII. Three films from their collaborative effort – “Rashomon”, “The Seven Samurai” and “Yojimbo” – remains internationally influential up to this day.
Nearly 19 years after the iconic actor’s passing, fans will soon be able to revisit their favorite samurai with the release of the documentary “Mifune: The Last Samurai”.
Directed by Acadamy-Award winner Steven Okazaki, “Mifune: The Last Samurai” is narrated by Keanu Reeves. The documentary also features interviews and tributes from Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorcese, and interviews with members of Mifune and Kurosawa family.
“Mifune: The Last Samurai” is set for release on November 25.