I really need to make "Samurai Movie" a tag on this blog, but I'm too lazy to go through and add it. (Update 7/2/09: No longer too lazy!) I heard good things about this one, and it starred Toshiro Mifune, so I went for it. It's the first entry in a trilogy, I believe loosely based on the real life of a famous swordsman, and it's good enough that I'll probably check the others out some time, though not so much that I'm in any rush to do so. The movie looks good (the colors are especially nice) and is entertaining enough, but isn't on the level of the Kurosawa samurai films I've seen. A little more satisfying than Samurai Rebellion was for me, but not a great movie like I was hoping for.