From the vaults, it’s a lost episode of the show. This time around, the cast talks about the Akira Kurosawa film “Yojimbo.” Hosted by Ashley Miller and starring Jeremy Garcia and Alex Endes.
I think you are very wrong in thinking that AFOD is a remake/rip-off of Yojimbo. Both directors read the book Red Harvest. If there are scenes in the films that are similar it’s probably because they were in the BOOK.
Sergio Leone acknowledged that AFOD was a remake of Yojimo. When Akira Kurosawa watched AFOD he contacted Leon to say that it was a very good movie, but his movie. Leone payed for the remake rights then, no questions asked no lawsuit. While both directors may have read the book, both directors did acknowledge that AFOD was a remake of Yojimbo.