The story of a decent samurai who is widely considered a scum and a criminal. His bad luck and numerous misunderstandings drag him down the social ladder straight to the gutter.
Did You Know?
The original title of the movie was supposed to be "Outlaw", but the Japanese censors and police banned the title, because the depiction of an outlaw as a hero was seen as a very dangerous suggestion. The title was later changed to "Serpent", describing how Bando Tsumasaburo wiggles when he fights back, and how even in death, a serpent still look terrifying. Confused, the censors allowed the title. See more