|DUEL OF BLOOD AND SAND|
Directed by: MATSUDA Sadatsugu
Starring: OTOMO Ryutaro, KONOE Jushiro
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged
by a violent group of brigands. In a kind of homage to Kurosawa's 7 Samurai, the
townspeople have been unable to defend themselves and Inaba sets out to teach them how to stand up for themselves.
Meanwhile the vile Lord Yasumasa has sent
the 4 finest swordsmen in the clan out to hunt Inaba down and kill him. Led by the magnificent Ichibei (Konoe), a master of weaponry in his own right, everything points
to an ultimate showdown between the former friends in a battle to the death.
1963 BLK/WHT Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9) 88 Mins.
Japanese with English subtitles