Two samurai are better than one in this genre-bending, dark action comedy that pokes fun at the swordplay genre. Taken from the same source material as Kurosawa's "Sanjuro," the story follows two luckless swordsmen─one longing for nobility, the other preferring the company of outlaws─who arrive in a dusty town, only to wind up in the middle of a ferocious clan rivalry. Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi and Eijiro Tono star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Japanese mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer. In Japanese with English subtitles.