RIDDLE OF THE SNAKE PRINCESS' MANSION
Directed by : Yasushi Sasaki
Starring : Utaemon Ichikawa, Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Kinya Kitaoji, Hanshiro Iwai
SAOTOME Mondonosuke, a sword master and guard of the Shogunate, must foil a Minister's sister's plan to assassinate the Shogun. Yet before he can act, the Minister pre-emptively kidnaps SAOTOME's lover and her brother.
Starring screen legend Utaemon Ichikawa in the role he made famous this is one of the longest running series in Japanese film history.
And it features an early appearance by Utaemon's son Kinya Kitaoji, who has gone on to major stardom himself.
The Crescent Scarred Hatamoto (or Bored Samurai) is the story of a samurai who lives only for the excitement of swordplay!
1957 Color Anamorphic Widescreen
Japanese with Optional English subtitles