Samurai: Criterion Collection
Although I don't own this collection set, I can say i've seen all of the movies. In fact I own many of these films on DVD. Kurosawa's films are a favorite among samurai movie watchers, but I often prefer Masaki Kobayashi's darker themes. But that's just me. One suggestion for newcomers to Japanese Samurai cinema; you should check your local library for some of these titles. I worked at a library and they carried most of the same titles. Also I have seen movies I didn't like, even when I expected to like them.