| The BRUTAL STORY AT END OF THE TOKUGAWA SHOGUNATE|
AKA: Bakumatsu Zankoku Monogatari
Starring: HASHIZO OKAWA
Directed by: TAI KATO
Shot with haunting, blood-spattered cinematography, this film is like a samurai version of Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET that chronicles the brutal indoctrination of a young peasant into the ranks of the Shinsengumi, a notorious band of political assassins in 1860's Japan.
Wonderful, gritty look at the internal world of the Shinsengumi from just after the Ikedaya Affair to just past the death of Yamanami.
1964 Blk/Wht Widescreen 100 Min.
Japanese with English subtitles