aka: 203 Kochi
Directed by: Toshio Masuda
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatasuya Nakadai, Teturo Tamba
The battle for Hill 203 during the Russo-Japanese war in 1905. The hill was eventually captured at stupendous loss of life on both the Japanese and Russian sides. The capture of the hill enabled the Japanese army to put pressure on the Russian pacific fleet, thus securing the Japanese victory together with Admiral Togo's lucky win in the coming naval battle.
1980 Color ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) 154 min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.