The clip above comes from the strange, but logical Spaghetti Western and chanbara combination flick, Red Sun.
Directed by Terence Young of England, shot in Spain, and starring a cast made up of stars from the U.S., Japan, and every corner of Europe, Red Sun stands as one of the single most culturally diverse films of it’s time.
I don’t think I have to tell you, it was a product of the bizarre cultural climate of the era known as “The 70’s.”
In any case, it’s worth noting that the clip above has obviously been edited, in my opinion for the better.
Sadly, Mifune did not in fact toss Charles Bronson around for 2-3 minutes in the actual film, rather he only did so for about 20-30 seconds.
As much as I like Bronson, I think I prefer the “extended” version…