The comments text file contain quotes telling much more about this movie than I can. My daughter brought it to our attention several years ago. Gradually we began to like it. Of course we (my Japanese wife and I) have all the old Kurosawa black and white favorites plus a lot of other stuff. But recently we've decided this movie and one other are our favorites. The other one I'll try to upload soon. It's called Chusingura--the 47 Ronin.
My original DVD was dark, almost too dark. In prepariing this upload torrent I tried to improve it. I think you'll be able to correct it at your own TV.