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Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô
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Release Date:
20 October 1967 (USA) See more »
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After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Hiroshi Inagaki 
 
Writing credits
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Hideji Hôjô  play
Hiroshi Inagaki 
Tokuhei Wakao 
Eiji Yoshikawa  novel

Produced by
Kazuo Takimura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ikuma Dan 
 
Cinematography by
Jun Yasumoto 
 
Film Editing by
Eiji Ooi  (as Hideshi Ohi)
 
Production Design by
Kisaku Ito 
 
Set Decoration by
Makoto Sono 
 
Production Management
Boku Morimoto .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Fukuda .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Kisaku Ito .... consultant
 
Sound Department
Chôshichirô Mikami .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shigeru Mori .... lighting technician
 
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Tukuho Gosai .... choreographer
Yoshio Sugino .... choreographer
 
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Also Known As:
"Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijôji no kettô" - Japan (original title)
"Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (video title)
"Samurai (Part II)" - USA
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104 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Continuity: The levels of water and the mud in the rice paddies at Ichijoji Temple vary between shots.See more »
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »

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Musashi battles the Yoshiokas, 28 August 2011
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Although this is a samurai movie, story is far more than just sword fights. Musashi Miyamoto is perhaps the most famous swordsman in Japan. He starts from a humble beginning to become the best sword fighter in Japanese history.

Based on a novel by Eiji Yoshikawa, the second chapter of Musashi trilogy focuses on years of Musashi's development as a master swordsman. He challenges many famous fighters of his time. This included Yoshioka kendo school. Musashi defeats the headmaster there. This spawns a grudge match between the Yoshiokas and Musashi.

I've read Yoshikawa's novel before seeing the movie, and the fight sequences aren't as gritty as depicted in the novel. This is perhaps the producers intent not to portray Musashi as a mean swordsman.

This chapter also introduces Kojiro Sasaki - a master swordsman who is to become Musashi's arch rival.

You get to see young Toshiro Mifune , Kaoru Yachigusa, and Mariko Okada in their prime delivering their A list performances.

A very classy film that's worth watching.

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