When I think of directors who’ve done great Akira Kurosawa adaptations, I always think of Roger Corman. Don’t you? After all, who could ever forget Battle Beyond the Stars?
This one is free on YouTube. The link should automatically skip to the start of the movie. If it doesn’t, the movie starts at 3:40.
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