Directed by: IMAI Tadashi
Cast: NAKAMURA Kinnosuke, TANBA Tetsuro, MITA Yoshiko
This tragic drama shows a young man fettered by Bushido, the way of the Samurai,
who tried to escape the chains of his position, but was being forced to die.
Tokugawa Shogunate ruled the land, Tatsuno castle in Wakisaka Clan's home of
Harima held an established custom, the inspection of the arms warehouse. The
Government Inspector Okuno Magodayu found a slight bit of dirt on the point of a spear
and mentioned it with disdain.
Ezaki Shinpachi heard it and started an argument with
him. Magodayu then sent a a letter of challenge to him because he felt insulted by a
low-ranking underling without a title.
As it turned out Magodayu was killed. Since then,
Shinpachi and the Okuno family have had continuous revenge duels. The tension
mounts as this story builds to an extremely violent climax, when blood must pay for
blood if the clan is to survive! Co-starring screen legend, Tanba Tetsuro. This is a true
Toei classic, no comedy elements, 100% "dead" serious! Superstar Nakamura
Kinnosuke and master filmmaker Imai Tadashi created a samurai classic for the ages
with this movie.
1964 - Blk/Wht - Widescreen
Japanese With English subtitles