New Clip: George Lucas on Akira Kurosawa

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George Lucas Interview

The Criterion Collection has released a clip from an archival video interview with George Lucas in which he discusses the influence of legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. The full interview is included on The Criterion Collection’s new Blu-ray release of the Japanese master’s The Hidden Fortress.

You can see our listing and review of The Hidden Fortress here.

Film synopsis: A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.



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