The Super Soaker approach to violence would end up being copied in many ensuing Samurai movies, a slew of spaghetti westerns, and the work of Quentin Tarantino -- who, as we all know, uses stylish movie tropes the way a wedding DJ uses ABBA mp3s.
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Kurosawa's original effect, though, was totally unintentional. There was supposed to be blood, yes, but not the ridiculous geyser that flooded out of the actor as if his armpit was the elevator at the Overlook Hotel. However, the compressor hose attached to the actor blew a coupling, and the blast was so crazy strong that it almost lifted him off the ground -- meaning Kurosawa revolutionized movie violence and nearly invented those stupid hydro jetpacks at the same time.
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