A classic film from a classic book. Read the book if you can but you must also see the film. You'll never think of Musashi, Japan's greatest swordsman, again without picturing the equally great Toshiro Mifune. The film begins with the rebellious Musashi going off to war and glory, being reformed by a priest and eventually becoming the master of the sword through duels, battles, and a little thinking. Along the way is a tangled love triangle, implaccable bad guys, a fencing school with besmirched honour, and photography to fit the epic scale. Watch this and you will have to see the next part of the series, because you will want to know how the duel between Musashi and his equal turns out.