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An Adventure to Watch this Film
on June 19, 2017
First time I've seen this film and I loved it. It is quite dark about human nature, unlike The Seven Samurai, Rashomon, and The Hidden Fortress. It is more graphically violent than these previous film, but not intolerably so. It is a story of how a samurai successfully pits two groups of gangsters in a small town who have been quarreling against each other already. The samurai, who resembles a drifter in an American western (e.g., Shane or The Searchers), once arrives to the town concocts his plan to destroy these rivaling gangs to give the town a new beginning. It is a film that has influences from American films and has also influenced other American films, particularly Sergio Leone's Man with no Name saga.