The Mysterious Cape
Directed by : SASAKI Yasushi
Starring : ICHIKAWA Utaemon, AZUMA Chiyonosuke, SATOMI Kotaro, MISORA Hibari,
Ryujin Misaki (Cape Dragon), located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome Mondonosuke, a master
swordsman and 'Hatamoto' (direct retainer of the Shogun), hears news of a doctor gone missing, he begins to suspect that things are not what they seem at Ryujin Misaki.
Intent on discovering the truth, Saotome launches a private investigation. Known as "The Bored Hatamoto", Saotome Mondonosuke was the subject of over 20 motion pictures. This popular series has since continued to
television where the role was taken over by Ichikawa Utaemon's son, Kitaoji Kinya. The 'Crescent-scar' on Saotome's forehead is a license to kill, and rid
Japan of corruption and evil.
This is one of the best films in the series, as
Saotome must find out the secret of Cape Dragon. As always, Saotome craves action to fight the boredom he feels when not pitting his sword skill against those
who would corrupt Japan. Check out the Toei All-Star cast!!
1963 - Color - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
Japanese with Optional English subtitles