I mean...what can I say.
That ending hit even harder on rewatch. I’m really struggling to even find something to say. Tatsuya Nakadai is probably my favorite actor and gives the best onscreen performance of all time here. There’s no doubt about it.
The filmmaking is superb. It’s perfect. Masaki Kobayashi was one of the greatest directors to ever live.
I know it’s scary. Nearly 10 hours in total. But trust me, it’s worth it. Masterpiece.