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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 ...
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Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ...
Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
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Genzaburo Higaki
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Kihei Sekine
Kuninori Kôdô ...
Buddhist Priest Saiduchi
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Yoshizo Fubiki
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Roy James ...
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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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3 May 1945 (Japan)  »

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Akira Kurosawa had no intention of ever making a sequel to Sanshiro Sugata (1943), but Toho pressured him into it after its great success. See more »

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Preserving the purity of martial arts
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sugata and Yano have established the dominance of Judo over jujitsu by defeating all comers, but Sugata is not satisfied. Yes, he is the best Judo practitioner in the land, but he is plagued by his victories and is not sleeping.

Judo is also facing competition from boxing and karate. Yes, boxing has come to Japan with the occupation. The anti-American sentiment is strong in this film as the top boxer is a drunken sailor who pick on poor rickshaw drivers until Sugata manages to cool him off - laterally. They will meet again.

Sugata finally comes to terms with who he is and dispatches the boxer in the first round. Now, the karate thugs have been injuring many to get Sugata to fight.

The actual fight is a letdown. It is staged to look almost like those shadow puppets. The calm and cool Sugata is facing a grimacing overly loud competitor.

It should not be a surprise who wins, but there are more demons on the horizon. Five years after this film, I will have arrived. What will happen then? The only distraction was the poor quality of the film. One would hope that a better copy would have survived. Of course, we have to wait until the arrival of Toshiro Mifune before Akira Kurosawa perfects his Samurai films and becomes the great master that he was.


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