|VENGEANCE IS SUCH A GREAT BUSINESS|
Directed by: OKAMOTO Kihachi
STARRING: Hiroyuki Sanada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoka Suzuki, Takehiro Murata
This is the final movie from Okamoto Kihachi, the filmmaker who directed such great movies as “Sword Of Doom”, “Kill”, and “Red Lion”.
With an equal mix of violence and humor he has forged a career that spanned over 4 decades and created some of the most memorable films to ever come out of Japan. This is no exception, and the hand of a master is evident in his treatment of this highly entertaining story.
In a world where vendettas are officially sanctioned, the people sometimes needed help in carrying out their vengeance.
Sanada Hiroyuki stars as Sukeroku the Helper, a ‘cool and rambling yakuza’ that has made a business out of helping victims carry out their revenge.
When he returns to his hometown to pay a visit to his mother’s grave he meets a deadly ronin who carries a secret which eventually leads him into a vendetta of his own.
With terrific performances by Sanada and Nakadai Tatsuya as the mysterious old ronin, this film brings back the golden era of Japanese cinema!
2002 Color 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - 88 MIN.
JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES