They Who Step on Tiger's Tail
[Tora no O wo Fumu Otokotachi]
Genre: Historical Samurai Tale (Kamakura Era 1185-1392 AD)
review in one breath
This very early Kurosawa film retells the historical tale of Yoshitsune's perilous and skillful escape from the hands of his warring brother. It is a legendary tale, well-beloved in Japanese history, here brought to the screen in a highly entertaining and effective way. This is truly one to check out.