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An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.
This is the most touching movie I have ever seen in my life. Kurasawa may have made better technical films but this one is just out of this world. I don't normally cry but I balled like a baby for the last half hour of film. It is beautifully made and the acting is great. Like other reviewers, I thought the ending was a bit ambiguous as well but, unlike brainless movies with totally predictable happy endings, this one, like a true masterpiece, leaves you thinking for weeks after the film.
I saw this movie on an ANA flight in April of 2011 and I have searched all over the world but I still can't find anyone who can tell where I can buy the DVD. I hope it will be released soon so I can watch this again and again.
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