|MIYAMOTO MUSASHI - DUEL AT KONGO-IN TEMPLE|
(Miyamoto Musashi - Kongo-in no Ketto)
Starring: KATAOKA Chiezo, TSUKIGATA Ryunosuke
From the deepest archives of Japanese film history comes this superbly restored edition of one of the epic adventures of Miyamoto Musashi, the greatest swordsman in all the land. Known primarily as the first to use both of his swords together, we learn here how he came to devise the Niten-ryu or Two Heavens As One style.
Not only must he face the powerful martial art priests of Hongo-In Temple, Musashi crosses paths with Old Baiken, the deadly master of Chain & Sickle. For this classic work to have survived the destruction of Japanese samurai films during the occupation is nothing short of a miracle.
1943 BLK/WHT Academy Standard (4:3) 66 min.
Japanese with English Subtitles.