|Bloody Spear On Mt. Fuji|
Directed by: UCHIDA Tomu
Cast: KATAOKA Chiezo, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke, KITAGAWA Chizuru, SHINDO Eitaro
One of the great classics of Japanese Cinema, this is a movie that tells a marvelous story about how a lowly lancer is forced to make a choice between life and honor.
Showing the corruption of the upper class and their brutality towards those of lower rank, this film is the precursor to some popular recent films, most notably the great Fujisawa Shuhei's "Twilight Samurai" and "Bushi no Ichibun".
Gonpachi is portrayed by the longtime star Kataoka Chiezo in one of his most heartfelt performances. The tension mounts throughout the film building to an exciting and surprising conclusion. A masterpiece in glorious black and white, this film ranks with some of the best works of Kurosawa, Yamanaka, and Ito.
1955 - Blk/Wht - Fullscreen
Japanese With English Subtitles