Watch Now: RED SUN
In a train heading to Washington, two samurai guard a Japanese ambassador carrying a gift for the U.S. president—a samurai sword. At the same time, two gang leaders launch an attack on the train and rob it with the help of their bandits. In the process, one of the gang leaders, Gauche (played by Alain Delon), kills one of the two samurai and steals the sword. The samurai left alive (Toshirô Mifune) promises to find Gauche and make him pay. The second gang leader Link (Charles Bronson) gets double-crossed by his bandits on Gauche's orders (he really is awful) and is left for dead. After the dust settles, the ambassador convinces Link to help the samurai retrieve the stolen sword from Gauche.
If you ever wondered about what would be awesome to see in a spaghetti western, and samurai came to mind, this movie will absolutely rock your socks off. Mifune and Bronson play very well off each other, with Bronson delivering composure and humor, and Mifune portraying a man of action with a strong moral code. Delon also delivers, serving us a ruthless criminal willing to do anything to keep his treasure. Masterfully directed by Terence Young, who previously helmed three James Bond movies (including the first-ever Bond adventure) and scored by Maurice Jarre, Red Sun is an underappreciated gem just waiting to be soaked up.