|TANGE SAZEN - THE MYSTERY OF THE TWIN DRAGONS|
Directed by : MATSUDA Sadatsugu and MATSUMURA Shoji
Cast : OTOMO Ryutaro, OKAWA Hashizo, SATOMI Kotaro, HASEGAWA Yumiko,
The actor most identified with the role of Tange Sazen, the one-eyed, one-armed
swordsman was Otomo Ryutaro, who was one of the major stars of the 1950's and 60's.
He followed one of the great stars from the silent era Okochi Denjiro in portraying the
crippled samurai. In this, the third film in the long running series, Tange Sazen and his
friends are asked to guard a dragon-shaped incense burner that holds the key to hidden
treasures. This is the most exciting film in the series, and contains some of the best action
sequences of Otomo's distinguished career. Sazen is the strongest swordsman of his
time, and his sense of honor and justice are called upon more than once to set things
right. This film features an appearance by the great star of classic chambara, Okochi
Denjiro, the actor who, in essence, created the role of Sazen in the first place.
1959 - Color Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 81 Mins.
Japanese with Optional English subtitles.