" What is it about gay men that terrifies the rest of the world? "
— Dwight Ewell, Chasing Amy

MRQE Top Critic

Beauty and the Beast

Diamond edition adds to a top-notch film —Andrea Birgers (DVD review...)

Beauty and the Beast fall for each other

Sponsored links

Director Kurosawa takes a lighthearted turn in this sequel to Yojimbo. Toshiro Mifune is back as a Japanese Clint Eastwood: a lone samurai roaming from town to town, working for the highest bidder. This time he helps out some young, inexperienced warriors embroiled in a feud. This movie lacks the seriousness or intensity of many of Kurosawa’s other works. Even his movies with humorous elements, like The Hidden Fortress, are essentially serious. So it’s refreshing to see the movie poke fun at the samurai genre. Mifune, as usual, turns in a good performance as a cynical, lazy samurai.