When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, and then finds himself haunted by his spirit as well as his own ambitions.
With his late color masterpiece Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior), director Akira Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his celebrated career - the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic that is also a somber meditation on the nature of power.
Special Features: Audio Commentary with Stephen Prince, George Lucas and Coppola discuss Kurosawa and Kagemusha, Making of Kagemusha, "Kurosawa's Continuity" reconstructs Kagemusha through Paintings and Sketches, Suntory Whiskey Commercials That Were Made on the Set, Gallery of Storyboards Painted By Kurosawa, Theatrical Trailers and Teasers.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.