The Hidden Fortress(Movie, 1958)

Original title: "隠し砦の三悪人" (Japanese/JA)
2h 19min | Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Comedy
The Hidden FortressRating: 4.0/5 (with 243243 votes)
The Hidden Fortress (Japanese: 隠し砦の三悪人, Hepburn: Kakushi Toride no San Akunin, lit. 'The Three Villains of the Hidden Fortress') is a 1958 Japanese jidaigeki adventure film directed by Akira Kurosawa, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. It tells the story of two peasants who agree to escort a man and a woman across enemy lines in return for gold without knowing that he is a general and the woman is a princess. The film stars Toshiro Mifune as General Makabe Rokurōta and Misa Uehara as Princess Yuki while the peasants, Tahei and Matashichi, are portrayed by Minoru Chiaki and Kamatari Fujiwara respectively. The Hidden Fortress was the fourth highest-grossing film of the year in Japan, and Kurosawa's most successful film up to that point. It was a significant influence on the 1977 American film Star Wars. ()
Movie poster of The Hidden Fortress

Where to watch The Hidden Fortress (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Hidden Fortress" is currently available on 2 providers. The Hidden Fortress can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Duration: 2h 18min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 19min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Duration: 2h 18min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 2h 19min
Also available at on: DVD Blu-ray

Awards & Nominations for The Hidden Fortress

Silver Bear for Best Director Fipresci Prize At Berlinale

About The Hidden Fortress

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

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Trailer for The Hidden Fortress + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958) Theatrical Trailer - Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki(Trailer, 3:50)

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Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Shot in: Japan
Plays in: Japan
Derivative works/Adaptions: "The Last Princess" (movie, 2008)
Made by: Toho Company
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 22 languages: Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Georgian (KA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 12/28/1958
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Den skjulte fæstning"
"La fortaleza escondida"
"Kakushi-toride no san-akunin"
"숨겨진 요새의 세 악인"
"숨은 요새의 세 악인"
"The Hidden Fortress mijn stem"
"A Fortaleza Escondida"
"Hidden Fortress"
"Three Bad Men in a Hidden Fortress"
"Three Rascals in the Hidden Fortress"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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