18 comments

  • By Craig J. Clark
    April 01, 2014
    02:15 PM

    A nice tribute, but you totally missed out on an opportunity to pull a wicked April Fool's prank by claiming to be releasing a special edition of 1941.
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    • By Joanna
      April 01, 2014
      03:55 PM

      How about "Inchon"?
    • By thevoid99
      April 01, 2014
      07:09 PM

      I would've loved that!!!
  • By Ben
    April 01, 2014
    04:47 PM

    One of the most talented actors of all time. Most Americans know little about his prowess, until you watch films in the collection. Drunken Angel remains my favorite Mifune performance but Throne of Blood is spectacular too.
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  • By Sidney
    April 01, 2014
    05:13 PM

    One of the greatest actors of all time. He could play anything, a brute, a villain, or a hero, of any complex, and you absolutely believed it, and still do.
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  • By Stephi
    April 01, 2014
    05:31 PM

    Mifune, just the best. You never get tired of watching him. Happy Birthday Toshiro!
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  • By Denise
    April 01, 2014
    06:52 PM

    I love Mifune. He has a special place in my heart and psyche. Sigh, an unrequited, delicious love.
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  • By Andre Lepage
    April 01, 2014
    08:12 PM

    You were one of the greatest, I enjoyed you movies In the sixties & seventies. Red Sun with Charles Bronson Was one of my favorites. Happy Birthday Toshiro
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  • By Ms. Shellie
    April 01, 2014
    09:05 PM

    I saw THRONE OF BLOOD, RASHOMON, SEVEN SAMURAI, THE LOWER DEPTHS, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, SANJURO and THE BAD SLEEP WELL... all great films. Akira Kurosawa at his best.
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  • By Patrick
    April 04, 2014
    07:30 AM

    Orson Welles had a great quote on Mifine. I don't have Peter B's book in front of me but it went something like this: "You could hear and enjoy Toshiro Mifune's performance if you were sitting in the back row of a kabuki theatre"
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    • By Patrick
      April 04, 2014
      07:30 AM

      *Mifune. Sorry about the bad typo!
  • By Andy
    April 08, 2014
    02:20 PM

    Mifune rules! A titanic presence and huge talent to boot.
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  • By Peter F.
    April 24, 2014
    04:13 PM

    After seeing my first couple of Mifune films, I remember thinking "He's the Japanese De Niro." Now, many years and many Mifune films later I realize, of course, "De Niro is the American Mifune!" Thank you Criterion for continuing to keep his and the Master's work alive and relevant.
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  • By JediFonger
    April 24, 2014
    05:34 PM

    that's awesome perspective Peter! :)
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  • By FRED WALDEN
    April 24, 2014
    07:09 PM

    Mifune is one of the all time greats of film. I saw him in person once in the 1950's when he came to Los Angeles for a special showing of his new film at the time, Rickshaw Man. I think I was the only non-Japanese person in attendance. As usual when you come face-to-face with living legends one's first reaction is "my how short they are!" and that was my reaction on seeing him. Still a fond memory. Happy Birthday!
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  • By Frédérique
    April 24, 2014
    07:26 PM

    You can find a lot of beautiful, high resolution photos of Mr Mifune on tumblr by searching the toshiro mifune tag or visiting one of several Mifune fan blogs. There are also some candid photographs such as Mr Mifune feeding pigeons in Italy or toasting in his underwear...
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  • By Evelyn F
    April 25, 2014
    12:49 PM

    The biggest thrill of my life was when Mifune came to Boston in the early 80's as part of a Kurosawa retrospective. After the film ended, the fans swarmed around him in the lobby. I found myself standing directly behind him, unable to move left or right. He was shorter than I imagined, after seeing him on the Big Screen. No one actually touched him, out of awe and respect.
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  • By Gregory Pavell
    June 13, 2014
    03:07 PM

    Mifune Toshiro...Brando of Japan, an artist who dominates the screen by his mere presence.
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