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Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

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

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Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ...
Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
Akitake Kôno ...
Genzaburo Higaki
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Sayo
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Ko Ishida ...
Daisuburo Hidarimonji
Kazu Hikari ...
Kihei Sekine
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Buddhist Priest Saiduchi
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Yoshizo Fubiki
Osman Yusuf ...
American Sailor (as Osman Yusef)
Roy James ...
William Lister
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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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Did Kurosawa really direct this?
4 September 2004 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

I have seen every Akira Kurosawa movie available on VHS or DVD and this is the first "bad" one among them. In fact, I will be so bold as to say I doubt he really directed it. His name is on the credits but I don't see a shred of him in the work. No environmentally framed shots, no contrasts of light and dark, no horizon dividing the frames. He must have done this one with a week of shooting time or a budget of 50 Yen. The comical fight between the Judo stylist and Karate stylist literally made me laugh out loud. It looked like parody. Nothing like the climatic fight in the first Sugata Sanshiro. Also the subtitles were apparently done by someone in China who could speak a little Japanese and a little English. They use the word "karate" for both karate and judo, and since the main conflict is between the two styles, you'd better pay attention to who's doing the the talking or you'll never follow the plot. The movie just about "braked" me.


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