|A Spectacular Showdown|
All Star Cast
Directed by: SASAKI Yasushi
Cast: ICHIKAWA Utaemon, NAKAMURA Kinnosuke, MISORA Hibari, OKAWA Hashizo, SATOMI Kotaro, WAKAYAMA Tomisaburo, AZUMA Chiyonosuke, OTOMO Ryutaro, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke, OKAWA Keiko, OKOCHI Denjiro, SAKAI Shunji, SUSUKIDA Kenji, YAMAGATA Isao, HASEGAWA Yumiko, HANAYAGI Kogiku
One of the great stories from Japan's rich history comes to life in this true tale of the bloody showdown between two rival yakuza gangs in the 1830's. The battle between Boss Sukegoro of Iioka and Boss Shigezo of Sasagawa has been portrayed many times, most notably in the first Zatoichi film, where the blind man befriends the tubercular ronin Hirate Miki, before cutting him down in one of the great duels in cinema history. This version stays much closer to the true story and and one of the most exciting finales in Japanese film, the real story behind this epic struggle comes to life.
1959 - Color - Widescreen
Japanese with English subtitles