The only film by Akira Kurosawa's favorite actor, never released in France
During World War II, Commander Matsuo participated in the burial of several thousand pieces of gold in the Philippine jungle. While he was thinking of this treasure buried forever, a wealthy businessman, Mitsura Gunji, offers him to go in search of the loot. Forced to accept, Matsuo returns to the Philippines accompanied by four men recruited by Gunji...
For his only feature film as actor, director and producer, Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune signs a great adventure film with dramatic accents and breathtaking suspense. Taking as a starting point the story of an alleged war chest buried in the Philippines, Akira Kurosawa's favorite actor also delivers a formidable fable on human greed. Available for the first time on Blu-ray!
THE LEGACY OF THE 500,000 by Toshiro Mifune
(1963 – Colors – 98 mins) New HD Restoration
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
. PREFACE BY PASCAL-ALEX VINCENT Filmmaker and teacher, Pascal-Alex Vincent is also a specialist in Japanese cinema and co-author of the Dictionary of Japanese Actors and Actresses .
.MIFUNE, THE LAST OF THE SAMURAI a film by Steven Okazaki (2016 – Colors and B&W) Back to Toshiro Mifune, the international star of Japanese cinema. A documentary narrated by Keanu Reeves, including unpublished testimonies from Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Kyoko Kagawa and Koji Yakusho.
. TRAILER 2019
INCLUDES FACSIMILE OF THE PERIOD PRESS KIT IN JAPANESE (20 pages)
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING • Original DTS-HD Master Audio Version 1.0 • French Subtitles • 2.35 format respected • Black & White and Colors • Film Length: 98 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING • Original Dolby Digital 1.0 Version • French Subtitles • 2.35 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Black & White and Colors • Film Length: 94 mins