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Talking about Red Beard (1965)!

Season 4, Ep. 21

On this reddish episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George discuss Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965), starring Toshiro Mifune, Yūzō Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Reiko Dan, Miyuki Kuwano and Kyōko Kagawa. Topics discussed: endings and beginnings; Green Day albums; beard dye; Henry Cavill's 'stache; horribly racist James Bond films. Also, the Pacino reset!


Topics not discussed? Kierkegaard and the leap of faith.


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