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  • 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 thevoid99
      April 01, 2014
      07:09 PM

      I would've loved that!!!
  • By RegoCinephile
    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 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 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 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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