Samurai and ninja and impalings, oh my! “Akane No Mai” was an incredible introduction to Shogunworld. Craig and Brian discuss the Delos cleanup crew (3:58), Dolores and Teddy’s heartbreaking journey back to Sweetwater (11:42), and Maeve and company’s journey through feudal Japan (35:43).
The Seven Samurai (1954) is considered not only one of the greatest samurai films ever but one of the greatest films ever. Craig and Jake discuss the the film’s history and Kurosawa’s brilliance (1:36), our general impressions of the movie (20:05), the use of movement and weather (27:40), the women in the movie (30:12), 13 Assassins (36:30), their favorite moments (39:47), and Craig’s trip to Japan (43:18).
One of the big surprises of the Westworld finale was the reveal of what may be Samuraiworld. In honor of that momentous revelation, we are going to review one of the greatest samurai films of all time: The Seven Samurai (1954). Here is a preview.