|The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail|
"Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi"
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Cast: Denjir˘ ďk˘chi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto
In 1185, the Heike family fights against the Minamoto family. After a bloody naval battle in the Pacific Ocean, Yoshitsune Minamoto defeats the enemy and
the survivals commit suicide. When the triumphant Yoshitsune arrives in Kyoto, his brother, the Shogun Yoritomo, is lured and orders his men to arrest
Yoshitsune. However, Yoshitsune escapes with six loyal samurais led by Benkei and they head to the country of his only friend Idehira Fukiwara.
Nearby the border, after crossing the forest disguised as monks, their smiley conveyor Suruga discloses that they are Yoshitsune and the six samurais
and advises that the fearful Kagiwara and his soldiers are waiting for them in the border to arrest them.
Yoshitsune disguises as a carrier and Benkei has to convince Kagiwara that they are six monks traveling to collect donation to build a large temple in Kyoto.
1945 BLK/WHT Fullscreen 59 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.