Directed by: SATO Junya
Starring: Ken Takakura, SHIMURA Takashi
Ken, son of a former samurai settles with his family in the west from Japan. Soon his family is killed in front of him by stagecoach robbers, making him aim to get revenge. Marvin an experienced gunman befriends Ken and becomes his mentor.
This is a Japanese ´┐ŻWestern´┐Ż set in the U.S. during the cowboy era. After marauding bandits kill his parents a Japanese immigrant takes up the six-shooter to hunt down the murderers. The first Japanese movie to be shot in Australia, it uses the wide open spaces to good effect. This is an early work from Sato Junya, the filmmaker who directed SAKURADA GATE INCIDENT. The movies were filmed 42 years apart, and they could not be more different.
1968 Color ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) 107 min.
Japanese with English Subtitles.