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Yojimbo / Janus Films, Toho Company, Toho-Kurosawa production ; produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka and Ryuzo Kikushima ; screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Series Information

Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 52.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD YOJIMBO (Text) 79361000097959 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD YOJ (Text) 31951003883805 Main Floor - DVDs Global Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD FIC YOJIMBO (Text) 33946002330525 Movies . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/20/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 1934121061
  • ISBN: 9781934121061
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.; [widescreen]
  • Publisher: Irvington, N.Y. : The Criterion Collection, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince; a 45 minute documentary on the making of Yojimbo; theatrical trailer and teaser; stills gallery of behind the scenes photos; plus a booklet featuring an essay by critic Alexander Sesonske and notes from Kurosawa and his cast and crew.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Kazuo Miyagawa; music, Masaro Sato.
Participant or Performer Note:
Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada.
Summary, etc.:
"To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, the wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage."--Container.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; enhanced for 16:9 widescreen; (2.35:1 aspect ratio) ; Dolby Digital mono and stereo; high-definition digital transfer.
Language Note:
In Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Foreign films > Japan.
Samurai > Japan > Drama.
Clans > Japan > Drama.
Corruption > Japan > Drama.
Imprisonment > Japan > Drama.
Japan > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.

  • Baker & Taylor
    A wily samurai turns a war between two clans to his advantage.

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