|Young Warrior On Mount Fuji|
Directed by: SAWAJIMA Tadashi
Cast: OKAWA Hashizo, SAKURAMACHI Hiroko, MITA Yoshiko
The epic battles between the Heike and Genji (Taira and Minamoto clans) take
centerstage as the defeated leader of the Genji, Minamoto Yoritomo resolves to end
his clan's exile and avenge the brutal loss in December, 1159 as they had fought
under the white banner of the Emperor, while the Taira fought under their red flags in
a battle to the death.
The fight only took one day, with the Genji suffering utter defeat
which led to their exile. His father, Yoshitomo, took responsibility for the loss and
rather than live in humiliation, he decides to commit suicide with all his sons
following him. However, the bravest warrior among them, Yoritomo stands tall and
declares that he will not kill himself, but rather will fight to restore the clan.
history comes to life in this superb telling of the ultimate showdown between these
powerful clans to take supremacy for good!
(TV Broadcast quality)
1962 - Color - Widescreen
Japanese with English subtitles