A samurai satire, equal parts sword-play and jet-black comedy this is full of Japanese cinema inside jokes, double crosses and fast-paced action. Tatsuya Nakadai ('Kagemusha') is perfectly cast as the 'been there, done that' samurai who's hung up his sword. Based on the book 'Peaceful Days' that also inspired Kurosawa's 'Sanjuro' in which Nakadai played the heavy.

Year: 1968
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Japanese Cinema, Based on..., Asia Extreme, Black Humour, Samurai
Country: Japan
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Akira Kubo, Naoko Kubo
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)



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