Underrated Japanese film noir,
This review is from: The Bad Sleep Well  [DVD] (DVD)
Kurosawa and Mifune come together in this classic tale of revenge. Mifune infiltrates a family to avenge the forced suicide of his father. The plot slowly builds like a spaghetti western. Some critic unfairly pan the film because of its introduction which they feel is out of synch. However the introduction introduces Mifune's character Nishi and his surface motives into the story. There is an interesting parallel between the witches in Hamlet and the journalists in the opening scene of the film and their dicussions which move the plot along.
The negative effects of the media were also echoed in other Mifune films
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Initial post: 20 Jul 2011 17:41:34 BDT
K. Stanton says:
There are no witches in Hamlet! Perhaps the reviewer is getting mixed up with Macbeth, which was used by Kurosawa in his version of Throne of Blood.
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