The Cinematheque kicks off a seven-week Seven Samurai Films
series this weekend with Samurai Rebellion
. The 1967 sword-and-kimono epic about an aging warrior who takes on a tyrannical ruler doesn't stray far from the genre's usual tropes. No matter -- fast and furious slicing and dicing skills are what we're looking for from this series, and we won't be disappointed. On tap are faves like Three Outlaw Samurai
, Sword of Doom
, and Harakiri
-- all of which will look familiar to anyone who's seen Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill
Sun., July 23, 7 p.m.