Haha I almost picked up Hidden Fortress as well. I always get carried away with the Criterion sales. I think there's two a year at BN. So the next one will probably be around November/December. Gonna start saving now lol.
pretty sure Hidden Fortress was my introduction to Kurosawa, so it was time to own it. I house sat for a guy that had a deep, deep Criterion collection, so I got to watch a metric shit ton of great films over that summer.
I guess I should set some cash aside as well!