Three Samurai Outlaw (1964) is a film by under rated chambara director Hideo Gosha. After directing a TV series based on this concept, Gosha got his first chance to direct this film. Gosha would go onto direct several classics in the genre. This film is somewhat critical of the shogunate system, but is essentially an action film. There are some great fight scenes and some inspired cinematography, but there isn't much subtext in the film as three ronin band together to support peasants that are being exploited by local government. It come sin at around 90 minutes, which seems short for the period (think three hours for Seven Samurai). It was an entertaining first forray into film.