|Castle Under Fiery Skies|
Directed by: TANAKA Mitsuyoshi
Cast: NISHIDA Toshiyuki, ISHIBASHI Renji, SHIINA Kippei, NATSUYAGI Isao
The brilliantly told tale of how Azuchi Castle was built for Japan's great warlord Oda Nobunaga! At the time it was built in the mid-16th Century, this structure was the 8th Wonder of the World!
Set during a period when Japan was in a state of turmoil and war, this is the astonishing true story of how Okabe Mataemon, a commoner, was commissioned by Japan's greatest warlord, Oda Nobunaga, to build Azuchi Castle, a structure so massive it took up an entire mountain.
From the competition to find the architect who could create a 5 layer, 7 story castle keep, through the problems encountered in building it, this amazing tale of courage and honor is not to be missed! Oda Nobunaga was a leader with the grandest of ambitions, and his castle was to reflect that along with being an impregnable fortress. As Oda said, "Building a castle is the same as building a nation."
2009 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 140 Min.
Japanese with Removable English subtitles