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Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 undisputed Samurai classic Yojimbo, readers will have to make do with Cox’s intro transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was July 29, 1990 (read here). Cox perfectly sums up everything about why this film is a masterpiece. In addition, I too will say that as much as I loved director Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars – the iconic Italian 1964 spaghetti western remake – Yojimbo (the original) still ranks as the best.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer