|THE THIRD CONTEST|
Directed by Yamauchi Tetsuya
Starring: Okawa Hashizo, Satomi Kotaro, Amachi Shigeru, Konoe Jushiro, Ashiya Arashi
When Mondonosuke, a young sword student has a bad dream about his sensei being killed in a duel, he decides to return to Edo to see if he needs help.
In the 3 years since he left, he has mastered the secret sword style "Sadanami-giri", that was begun by Sir Ikkaku, who had taken Mondonosuke under his wing after he had been expelled from Master Katakura Ikkansai's Dojo.
This perhaps is ine of the best performances by Okawa Hashizo. Expertly staged swordfights and an excellant story that makes this an exciting movie not too be missed.
1965 Color Anamorphic Widescreen 87 Mins.
Japanese Language with Optional English subtitles