In 1994, a friend of mine told me about a movie, which I had never heard of, titled "Hidden Fortress." He said that SW was based off this movie, and that if I watched it, I would see the undeniable parrellels between the two. In 1995 I finally found a copy of it at a Blockbuster. On the back of the box, it also stated that this movie had influenced SW. When I watched it, I saw unmistakable parrellels, as my friend had told me. The DVD has an intro by Lucas. Lucas admits that he loves Kurosawa works and studied them in filmschool, but he denies that there is any connection between SW and HF. So, to anyone who has seen these movies, do you think this is so? And, in what way do you feel Lucas might have been influenced by Kurosawa?