On today’s episode, I talked with Nolan Ryan, yes you heard that right, and no its not that Nolan Ryan, but we talked about legendary Japanese director, Akria Kurosawa’s 1958 epic, The Hidden Fortress.
If you’re in any way interested in film, you’ve heard of those kinds of films that did alright in the era in which they were born, but would go onto inspire major blockbusters that were released much later, The Hidden Fortress is one of these films as depending on who you ask, has either inspired one of the biggest blockbusters in history, or the film’s director directly lifted from it and that film is, Star Wars.
The Hidden Fortress follows the accidental adventure of two peasants, Tahei and Matashichi who stumble onto a large cache of gold that was hidden by the recently defeated Akisuki clan. They decide to split the gold until a mysterious man begins to follow them, uncovers their plot, all while hiding a secret of his own, a fiery princess who longs to restore her clan and reunite with her people, if only there was a way to pass through enemy lines undetected and thus begins our adventure. So sit back, relax, and throw everything into the fire.
You can purchase The Hidden Fortress here