Directed by filmmaker Hiroshi Inagaki and starring actor Toshiro Mifune, Musashi is a trilogy adapted from Eiji Yoshikawa's famous novels The Stone and the Sword and The Perfect Light . A great epic inspired by the tumultuous life of the Japanese samurai and philosopher Musashi Miyamoto and comprising the films The Legend of Musashi (1954; Oscar® for best foreign film), Duel à Ichijoji (1955) and La Voie de la lumière (1956 ), Musashi remains one of the flagships of adventure cinema from the major Japanese studios.
Available in box 2 Blu-ray or 3 DVD Rigid case containing a 3-fold digipack New restored master Original version with French subtitles
THE BOX CONTAINS
THE LEGEND OF MUSASHI (1954 – Colors – 94 mn)
A rough young man rejected by his family, Takezo dreams of becoming a samurai. With his friend Matahachi, he goes into battle but quickly finds himself on the losing side. The two men then find refuge with the widow Oko and her daughter Akemi. While Matahachi decides to stay with them, Takezo returns alone to the village where he will be very unwelcome...
DUEL AT ICHIJOJI (1955 – Colors – 103 mn)
Takezo, renamed Musashi Miyamoto, became an outstanding samurai. For years, he has traveled the country according to his confrontations, from which he always emerges victorious. Here he is now in Kyoto to fight Master Yoshioka. While the confrontation between the two men is constantly postponed, the violence around Musashi only increases...
INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL TRAILERS
THE WAY OF LIGHT (1956 – Colors – 105 mn)
Musashi gave up fighting to lead a simple life. The rustic young man of the beginnings seems to have finally found the way to wisdom. When his bitter enemy, the talented and ambitious swordsman Kojiro Sasaki, challenges him, Musashi gives him an appointment in a year. He knows that this fight will be the most important of his life…
. THE MUSASHI TRILOGY OR THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAPANESE CINEMA (22 mins – HD*) “Musashi is a hero who seems quite inexhaustible. Nevertheless, it is this color trilogy by Hiroshi Inagaki that will definitively place Musashi in the pantheon of great cinema heroes. An interview with Pascal-Alex Vincent, filmmaker and teacher at Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris 3.
. INAGAKI BY INAGAKI (28 mins) An interview conducted in 2006 with the director of photography Yozo Inagaki, son of the director.
. THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MYTH (24 mn – HD*) “What is immediately striking […] is to see to what extent this trilogy will influence other sagas like Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings on the way in which a mythological character is constructed. An interview with Fabien Mauro, essayist and author of Ishiro Honda: Monster Humanism .
. ORIGINAL TRAILER. TRAILER 2021 (HD*)
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version Extras are included in Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD editions