The Hidden Fortress (1958) Poster


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Version of 

Remade as 

Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (2008)
Is a remake of the 1958 Akira Kurosawa film.


Battleship Potemkin (1925)
When the prisoners run down the stairs to meet the army. This is a reference to the famous scene on the Odessa stairs.
Johnny Guitar (1954)
An important secret hideout is located behind a waterfall, requiring men, women and horses to ride through the fall to enter the hideout

Referenced in 

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
C-3P0 and R2-D2 are said to be modelled off of Tahei and Matashichi.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
The bike chace through Endor mirrors General Makabe hunting down Yamana pursuers on horseback.
Braveheart (1995)
The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned by George Lucas.
Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences (2006) (Video)
still shown
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine ("Hidden Fortress").
Heroes: Chapter Ten 'Six Months Ago' (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hiro("Hidden Fortress").
How I Met Your Mother: Do I Know You? (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ted.
NCIS: Mother's Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tony as one of the films of Akira Kurosawa.
Best of the Worst: The Vindicator, Cyber Tracker, Robot Jox, and R.O.T.O.R. (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown ("The Hidden Fortress").
A Night at the Movies: George Lucas and the World of Fantasy Cinema (2014) (TV Movie)
Images shown; mentioned in discussion

Featured in 

The Characters of 'Star Wars' (2004) (Video)
A clip is shown.
Anime Abandon: Iria (2014) (TV Episode)
Sage compares this movie to Zeriam.

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