A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master, enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. The ronin convinces both businessmen, a silk merchant and a sake merchant to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
Craig and Alan talk about samurai tropes, The Ghost of Tsushima, double-crosses and the movie “Yojimbo” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!
Craig and Alan talk samurai tropes and how the game Ghost of Tsushima inspired this month’s theme.
Craig and Alan discuss “Yojimbo”
A preview of next week’s episode “Kubo and the Two Strings”
Samurai month continues with the mythic stop-motion animated “Kubo and the Two Strings”