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Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

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Complete credited cast:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ...
Susumu Fujita ...
Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ...
Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
Akitake Kôno ...
Genzaburo Higaki
Yukiko Todoroki ...
Sayo
Sôji Kiyokawa ...
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Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Ko Ishida ...
Daisuburo Hidarimonji
Kazu Hikari ...
Kihei Sekine
Kokuten Kôdô ...
Buddhist Priest Saiduchi (as Kuninori Kôdô)
Ichirô Sugai ...
Yoshizo Fubiki
Osman Yusuf ...
American Sailor (as Osman Yusef)
Roy James ...
William Lister
E.H. Eric
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In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the foreign warrior. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The tale of Sanshiro Sugata continues!

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3 May 1945 (Japan)  »

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Judo Saga II  »

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The final fight scene was filmed outdoors in real snow. Susumu Fujita, fighting barefoot, had to be carried to a bonfire between each shot as his feet would go numb. See more »

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Remade as Sugata Sanshirô (2007) See more »

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A great disappointment
6 April 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I searched for this film for many years after having seen and loved the original. After living in Japan for a while I came across a Japanese language version.

This movie was a great disappointment to me and I'm sorry to say that Donald Ritchie's observation that Akira did not seem to take this project seriously seems to hold true. It has none of the visual or dramatic impact of the first Sanshiro film leaving only a standard Japanese propaganda film with little in the way of new scenarios,characterization or concepts.

Unfortunately, even for fans like myself of Kurosawa this film is hardly worth watching.


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