Sanbiki no samurai (Three Outlaw Samurai) dir.Hideo Gosha
Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the magistrate’s guard, Sakura and Kikyo. The three outlaws find themselves in a battle to the death.
My rating 9/10
Akira Kurosawa with cast members Keiko Tsushima, Toshirō Mifune, Isao Kimura, and Minoru Chiaki on the set of Seven Samurai.
Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes, in New York City, photographed by Ron Galella, 1969.
XTC did what I would like to do one day with a band aesthetic and make it seem like they’re either lost relics from a bygone era of music or time travellers. Their side project The Dukes of Stratosphear is one of the best representations of 60’s Psychedelia in the 80’s. Anyone who is a fan of Syd-era Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and The Small Faces should really check 25 O’Clock and Psonic Psunspot out because they touch down on all of those signature sounds that those bands created in a faithful manner. You can tell that they were completely enamored with those sounds too and these records come off as a love song to the music of their youth.