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The Magnetic Mifune-Criterion Collection

This post from the Criterion Collection was in celebration of Toshiro Mifune’s birthday and is about three weeks late, but worth the repost.

Toshire Mifune, a titan of Japanese cinema and the iconic image of the Samurai, is shown here in a spattering of his earlier, less famous roles. 60 more words

Stray Dog (Oct. 17, 1949)

Stray Dog (1949)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Toho Company

Akira Kurosawa’s ninth film is one of my personal favorites. I love a good police procedural, and… 1,230 more words

Film Noir

Bergman, Hitchcock, OH MY!

Moving on this week with The Droid You’re Looking For, author John LaRue shares with us his top 5 favorite directors. All information and comments were taken directly from John’s blog so read on. 1,204 more words

Blogging About Blogging: A Project

Rashomon (1950)

I’m not sure why, but sometimes seeing foreign films feels like homework to me.  It shouldn’t because I’ve seen a few (Rififi, Das Boot, The Killer) I’ve really enjoyed, but there it is.  362 more words


Seven Samurai

My husband and I watched Akira Kurosawa‘s 1954 epic film Seven Samurai for the first time the other night. Friends had recommended it in the past, but we don’t often feel like sitting down for a black and white, subtitled, 208 minute movie. 501 more words

Fourth Cone Restoration

The Saas Perspective: Episode 20 (4/20/2014)

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the twentieth episode of The Saas Perspective. It’s almost impossible to believe that Trevor and I have kept this little podcast up this long. 124 more words


Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

It’s the calm before the storm, a quiet day for new releases ahead of next week’s mammoth haul.