Japan 2021: Samurai Sunday

One of the most influential genres to emerge out of Japanese cinema is the samurai thriller, and no other filmmaker mastered this more so than Akira Kurosawa. We are showing three of Kurosawa’s very best all in one day (with one-hour breaks between each screening). Buy tickets to all three in a single transaction and get a 15% discount on the total cost.

Yojimbo

Yojimbo

A major influence on American Westerns, Akira Kurosawa’s exhilarating genre-twisting thriller follows a cunning samurai warrior playing two criminal gangs against each other.

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Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Recently voted as the ‘The Greatest Foreign Language Film of All-time’ (BBC), Akira Kurosawa’s stunning samurai epic has since become a touchstone for Westerns and Hollywood action movies ever since.

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Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

Akira Kurosawa’s vivid adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, re-telling “The Scottish Play” as an atmospheric exploration of samurai traditions in 16th-century Japan.

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Plan your visit

Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!