Yojimbo is a movie by Akira Kurosawa as always in black & white because of the time in which this movie was shot. When watching the movie I was amazed that this was story which was made as ‘A fistful of Dollars‘ starring Clint Eastwood. Frame by frame Clint Eastwood movie was a remake of Yojimbo with Western touch to it. Instead of a samurai it is replaced by cowboys, thats it.
The gang war in the town, the officer, samurai who comes to town as an wanderer, the wife who is taken over by one of the gang lords, coffin maker, bartender… Its all the same.
Both the movies were great in the way it was directed and not leaving even one single gap. Never for a moment in either of the movies do you feel bored, even though the english version was copied from this.
The background score and the locations are really great.