|EPIC CHUSHINGURA - 1971 TV Drama Volume 13 - 14|
Episode 25) THE TRAGIC LOVE OF OKARU AND SANPEI Part 1
Episode 26) THE TRAGIC LOVE OF OKARU AND SANPEI Part 2
Episode 27) THE SECRET LOVE
Episode 28) LIFE OR DEATH SURVEILLANCE
Starring: MIFUNE Toshiro, WATARI Tetsuya, NAKAMARU Tadao, KOZUKI Noboru, KOBAYASHI Chitose
Directed by: DOI Michiyoshi
When former Ako clan member Kayano Sanpei chances to run into Oishi Kuranosuke the tragic story of his life and marriage to the beautiful Okaru are brought into sharp focus. With a flashback to the fateful day of Lord Asano exploding with rage against the vile Kira Kozukenosuke, the seeds of a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions are strewn.
This 2 part story within the story continues to enlighten the audience as the great series still grows better with each episode.
As the first anniversary of the fateful incident approaches, the jingoists within the former Ako vassals clamor for their revenge on that date. As to be expected, the forces protecting Lord Kira realize that and have stepped up their security while hatching plots to either discredit Oishi or bring him down entirely. Oran, the female expert in Yagyu sword style who works for the Machiavellian elder Matsudaira Izonokami, whose goal is to draw the Uesugi clan into the mess to make them vulnerable to a shogunal takeover has previously broken with her employers by protecting Oishi Kuranosuke and the surviving Ako ronin. Meanwhile, the Ako ronin set their own spies loose to put their lives on the line.
1971 Color Fullscreen 186 Mins. 4 Episodes 2 Disc Set
Japanese with English subtitles