Here is the NEW poster and trailer for MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI, the new feature-length documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, that explores the evolution of the samurai film.
The film narrated by Keanu Reeves, includes interviews with: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Teruyo Nogami (Kurosawa’s longtime script supervisor), Kyoko Kagawa (RED BEARD), Yoshio Tsuchiya (SEVEN SAMURAI), Takeshi Kato (THRONE OF BLOOD), Yoko Tsukasa (YOJIMBO), and many more.
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI will open in theatres on Friday, November 25, 2016 in New York (IFC CENTER) with additional cities including: Los Angeles on December 2, San Francisco on December 9, and a wider national release to follow.
Nearly 20 years after his death, Toshiro Mifune remains a true giant of world cinema. He made 16 remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa, including Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, and together they shook the film world, inspiring not only The Magnificent Seven and Clint Eastwood’s breakthrough movie, A Fistful of Dollars, but also George Lucas’ Star Wars.
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI, the new feature-length documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, explores the evolution of the samurai film; Mifune’s childhood and World War II experience; his accidental entry into the movies; and dynamic but sometimes turbulent collaboration with Kurosawa.
Mifune – wry, charismatic and deadly — was the first non-white action star. “A lot of people try to imitate Mifune, especially when they’re playing strong and silent,” says Steven Spielberg, “ but nobody can. He was unique in all the world.”