Posted: 8/4/2012 10:48:43 PM
TCM having a Akira Kurosawa marathon thursday Aug 9th starting @ 4:45 am pacific time with Rashomon and followed by Seven Samurai @ 6:15 am, Throne of Blood @ 9:45 am and Yojimbo @ 11:45 am. all four star Toshiro Mifune who is Japans most famous actor.
Seven Samurai was the basic plot for the westernized "Magnificent Seven" while Throne of Blood is a Japanese version of Macbeth. Yojimbo is the basic plot for both Clint Eastwoods "A Fist Full of Dollars" and Bruce Willis "Last Man Standing". the marathon also includes many lesser know Kurosawa works
TCM schedule ref: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/weekly.html?tz=est&sdate=2012-08-04