Watch: 宮本武蔵 1954 123movies, Full Movie Online – Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai..
Plot: Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.
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a good start to an excellent trilogy
Toshiro Mifune stars as a foolish young man who longs to run off to war to make his fortune and prove he is a man. When a battle looms, he runs off to volunteer and his friend, showing some initial reluctance, follows. Instead of glory, they barely escape with their lives. Their paths leads them to two women–an incredibly evil sociopathic mother and her daughter who is not yet as jaded and selfish as the mother. Mifune resists temptation and runs from them, while his friend succumbs to their pleas to stay–and in essence throws away his life and honor. Where Mifune’s path takes him I’ll leave for you to discover when you watch the film.
Despite having Mifune in the lead, this is NOT an Akira Kurasawa film and some may be disappointed that it is a little more stodgy than one of his films. Instead, I just see it as different but certainly worthwhile. The movie does have tremendous scope and is a very effective opening film to the Samurai Trilogy.
It is important to note that these movies were made nearly 50 years ago and existing copies on DVD are in poor condition–with fading and sepia tones instead of the vibrant original. This became VERY apparent when I saw the beginning of the 3rd film. The color was nearly perfect for the initial scene and that is great, as it’s a beautiful and extremely artistic shot. At times throughout the movie, some of the scenes are once again vivid while others are faded and lose their impact. You can’t blame the film for that, but you wish Criterion would try to digitally enhance the prints they’ve got to improve the colors and get rid of some scratchy cels.
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Adventure, Biography
Director Hiroshi Inagaki
Writer Hideji Hôjô, Hiroshi Inagaki, Tokuhei Wakao
Actors Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company Toho Company Ltd.
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Laboratory Toyo Laboratories, Japan
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm