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Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mifune: The Last Samurai is a movie starring Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, and Takeshi Katô. A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and...

Other Titles
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI
Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
Steven Okazaki
Writer
Steven Okazaki, Stuart Galbraith IV
Actors
Takeshi Katô, Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, Hisao Kurosawa
Country
Japan, USA
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Comments about documentary «Mifune: The Last Samurai» (20)

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Adam R.

I have to say, I was surprised by the excellent quality of this documentary. I did not expect to be blown away by the sheer amount of information they presented, the pace of the documentary, and the way they combined the various aspects of the project. I was pleased with the way they presented the film and the way they kept it focused on the topic. I felt that the documentary was well edited and the narration was very accurate. I really enjoyed the film and it made me realize that there are a lot of people who need help who don't have access to a healthcare provider. I think this is a really important topic to be brought to the forefront, and it is something that needs to be talked about more. I highly recommend this film, especially if you're a martial artist or want to learn more about the topic.

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Lisa

This movie is a must-see for any samurai fan. It is a master-class in the technique of the samurai. It teaches that Samurai didn't wear armor and were not trained in the arts of combat. They were trained to fight. The film also demonstrates that there is no superior force and that it is all about power. It also teaches that it is a war of honor and honor is not just about winning a battle. There is a great deal of humor in this film. The actors play their roles as if they were playing themselves. There are many memorable scenes, which I found in the DVD. One of the best scenes is when Shimazaki is beating the snot out of a woman. The woman is not impressed and orders Shimazaki to stop. Shimazaki tells her to get lost, but she says no. Later on, the man who took her son was at the bar and Shimazaki was telling him he was going to give her a good beating. The man turned and walked away. After the man left, Shimazaki asked her if she would like to know what it was like to be beaten and she replied, "It was horrible." That scene is unforgettable and reminds me of the days of my youth when I used to hang out with guys like that. Also, the scene where Shimazaki and Kondo's daughter get married is very touching. The scene is beautiful and shows that they are true samurai, and that they were loved and respected by all. I think that the way they acted, the way they looked, and the way they lived is very similar to the way I felt when I was a young samurai. It is amazing to me that the samurai were so respectful of women. I can't help but think that it is because the women were taken care of and cared for by the men. This movie is also very fascinating to me because it shows how Japanese culture changed in the 15th century. The way the Samurai were forced to live was very different from the way the Samurai were living now. For example, the Samurai had no choice but to fight. There were no things like family, home, or life. They were forced to live like a slave. This movie also shows that there are so many things that could have changed the Samurai. I think that this movie is an excellent movie and it should be required viewing for any person who is interested in Japanese culture.

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Joshua

An interesting look at a life of the master of Japanese Samurai. As an American I was completely fascinated by this movie and the Japanese people are portrayed in a very real way. The movie is told from the point of view of the Japanese people and not the Westerners who have been "entertained" by the "Hollywoodization" of Japan. The movie doesn't treat the Japanese people as stupid or as victims of the Japanese culture. It shows the Japanese people in a way that is not possible in the US. You can tell that the director and the actors really cared about the people that were involved in this project. I think that they did a good job of capturing the essence of the culture. A great movie that shows the life of the master of Japanese Samurai.

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Timothy L.

The Last Samurai tells the story of Mifune (Jean-Jacques Beineix) who in the beginning of the 20th century had to defend himself from the Samurai and who ended up becoming a symbol of Japanese pride and the strength of the Japanese people. It was a time when Japan was considered to be one of the most powerful countries in the world. Mifune's story is told in the context of the Japanese people and their own unique culture. It is a unique story that should be told as a history lesson for all to see. The movie is a fascinating look at one of the most important events in Japanese history. The Last Samurai was a great production and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

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Joyce

Funny, if you take a look at the comments, you'll see that a lot of people were not impressed with the documentary, but the truth is, I was surprised by how much it worked for me. My father was in WWII and he was a Japanese American. I wasn't particularly interested in WWII, but after seeing this documentary, I started to have a lot of respect for the people who were. I think that if you've never been to Japan, you can still find it interesting, but it's just not as important as you think. I recommend this documentary to anyone who is interested in the topic.

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Roy D.

When I was a teenager, I watched this movie with my dad. We loved it, but he thought it was pretty silly. I found it very interesting and thought it was really good. I really liked it. I liked the way it looked. I like that they didn't show the fight scenes, and just told the story. I think it was a really good movie, and I think people should see it.

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Andrea Patterson

A look into the life of legendary samurai Mifune, from his childhood in the mountains of Japan to his rise to the rank of katana-wielding samurai. It is a remarkable life, and a little bit of Hollywood would have helped. There is a lot of beautiful footage of Mifune's life, as well as some very interesting interviews with Mifune's friends and family, and Mifune himself. But the film is primarily about the man. This is a great film, but it does not do the Mifune story justice. You really do not see Mifune as much as you see him. He is a lot more than a martial artist, he is a man, a family man, a man who thought he could do anything. This is a must-see for anyone interested in martial arts or Mifune, but you may not understand the full story of Mifune.

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Brandon L.

One of the best documentaries I have ever seen. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be in awe of the creative genius and man's sacrifice. Watch it for the truth, not the Hollywood propaganda. It's a must see.

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Mark

This documentary shows a man whose wife and daughter have been murdered by an ex-con, and is forced to choose between saving his life and living the rest of his life a free man. The only person he trusts is a Buddhist monk, who joins him on this journey. The story is told in a way that is both sad and uplifting, and while it is a little hard to watch, it is nonetheless a powerful film. I strongly recommend this film.

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Sharon L.

I recently caught this movie on DVD and found it absolutely fascinating. It was well-worth the $9.99 it cost me to rent it. In my opinion, this is a must see for anyone who is interested in the film industry. I'm not a film critic but this is one of the few movies I have ever seen that really made me think. I also have never seen anything like it. I found it both entertaining and enlightening. It's a shame that this movie has not had the attention it deserves. I'd highly recommend this movie to anyone who has an interest in film and/or Japanese culture.

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Jordan

One of the most fascinating and well-constructed films ever made. For those of you that are not familiar with the story, Mifune is a Japanese warrior, known as the Last Samurai, who was famous for his ability to fight with his hands. When he was killed by a samurai sword, he was buried with his head bowed in shame. When the samurai came back to the town, they took the head and buried it in a cemetery. But after a while, the head became a symbol of the city, and a part of the history of the town. To this day, people in the city wear the head as a symbol of their city and culture. If you're a fan of film history, this is a must-see.

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Evelyn

This film has been very divisive among the audience. Some people were bored during it's length. Others were disappointed because they thought it was so much more than just an animated film. I think it is a great film that shows how important it is to see the world through the eyes of the people who live in it. The narration is excellent, and I highly recommend it. The story is good, but it could have been better. The movie does not live up to the original, but it is still very enjoyable and it's still worth watching.

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Rebecca J.

I watched this documentary about Mifune in my German class in the German Language course in High School. I have never seen such a long documentary. The reason I watched this documentary was because of the incredible amount of information that the director presented to us. This documentary is not only about Mifune but also about the history of the Japanese in China. I think that this documentary is very important because if you have a Japanese heritage and you have a Japanese history background, you might have the impression that Mifune was not that great but it's not true. I think that it's more important to see the documentary about Mifune than about his life. I hope that I can get the chance to watch this documentary in my college course and if you have the opportunity to watch this documentary, please watch it!

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Sarah Hernandez

The Last Samurai is a documentary about the life of Japanese Samurai. It is a well made film, and it is also very interesting to learn about the life of a samurai. However, the film is not very relevant to the real life of Samurai. It is a good film, but it does not live up to the expectations that I had. The film is about the life of a Samurai, and that is a very difficult thing to do, and it is a very difficult thing to do for a documentary. The story of the film is very interesting, but I did not get to see the real life of Samurai. There is also a lot of stuff in the film that I did not understand, like how did the sword get its point? Why did the samurai keep their families from thinking that they were dead? I think that the film is good, but I do not understand it. It is a good film, but I do not understand it.

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Diane Robinson

This is the greatest film I have seen in a long time. I have not seen many Japanese films, but this was one of the best I have seen. It is a must see for anyone who has lived in Japan. I highly recommend this movie.

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Walter Stone

The film begins with a statement that says that Mifune was born in a prison, and that his family fled to the U.S. when he was five. The film then follows the family's journey to America, and their attempts to assimilate into American culture. The film focuses on Mifune's early life in a prison and the American culture that he has to adapt to. The film also explores his personal life, including his relationship with his mother, his relationship with his wife, and his relationship with his son. This is an interesting film, and one that I would recommend. I liked it. I also liked the director's commentary on the film. The film is well-made and interesting, and the commentary on the film is very interesting. The film is a little long, but it is well worth watching. It is also well worth watching on DVD.

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Maria Thomas

This movie is an absolute must-see for anyone who loves good history. It's the story of a samurai who had a mystical sword called Mifune, which he named after the film of the same name. His legend has been passed down through the generations and he is now the last Samurai of the land, the last and greatest. Mifune is in such demand that even a man like him cannot get a copy of it. The legend is so powerful that it has caused the downfall of the most powerful nations in the world. The story is an example of the power of human storytelling. It is very realistic and it is very heart-wrenching. This movie is a must-see for all. My rating for this film is 9/10.

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Amber H.

I'm writing this review on the first day of the 29th anniversary of Mifune's death. I still remember the day I first saw the movie, and I've watched it more times than I can count. Mifune is the most important Japanese filmmaker ever. I've watched Mifune's movies hundreds of times, and I always get the same feeling in the same place. Mifune was an amazing artist. His films are extremely powerful and his unique voice is unforgettable. If you are a fan of Japanese cinema, I highly recommend you to watch Mifune's movies. But if you are not a fan of Japanese cinema, I don't think you'll be able to understand his films. The movie is about his life, but it is more about his legacy. His legacy was the most important influence on the Japanese culture. It was also an influence on the world. Mifune is a very talented and respected filmmaker, but his legacy is the most important thing in Japanese culture. I'm sure that I'll be able to watch Mifune's movies for the next 29 years, and I'm also sure that I'll be able to watch his legacy in the cinema for the next 29 years.

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Gloria Torres

It is quite a feat to make a documentary about Mifune. For a man who was known for his style of painting, it is a tough task to do a documentary about him. The movie starts off with a montage of Mifune's work, and it does a good job at showing how his paintings have been used in Japanese culture. However, it is not enough to explain the whole history of his work. After a few minutes, the movie starts to become more about the artist himself. I think it would have been better to focus more on the historical background of his work. The movie also shows that Mifune was not a very popular artist. I think that the movie could have been longer, but it was still very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone interested in Mifune's work.

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Gloria

This documentary was pretty interesting. I've seen some of Mifune's other films, and while I did enjoy the films, I found this one a bit of a disappointment. I think Mifune's movies have always been a bit of a mixed bag. I think he's done some really great films, but some of his films are just too bizarre and unbelievable. This film is no different. It's a bit of a "what if" film, but it's also very interesting. I'm not sure if Mifune is an actual historical figure, but I'm sure it's not a stretch to think he was. He was a very powerful man, and his films have always been great. I think Mifune was a great film maker, and he should be remembered for that. The film is very good, but I don't think it's the best documentary I've seen. It's not as good as "The Last Samurai", but it's still a great film.