Martial Arts,


February 04, 2023


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!

Show Notes

  • 1:01

    Craig and Alan talk samurai tropes and how the game Ghost of Tsushima inspired this month’s theme.

  • 11:15

    Craig and Alan discuss “Yojimbo”

  • 30:10 


  • 47:46 

    Double Feature

  • 50:39

    Final Thoughts

  • 56:01

    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”

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