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Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima
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Release Date:
November 1967 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Hiroshi Inagaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hideji Hôjô  play
Hiroshi Inagaki 
Tokuhei Wakao 
Eiji Yoshikawa  novel

Produced by
Kazuo Takimura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ikuma Dan 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuo Yamada 
 
Film Editing by
Kôichi Iwashita  (as Hirokazu Iwashita)
 
Production Design by
Kisaku Ito 
 
Production Management
Hideyuki Suga .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Fukuda .... chief assistant director
 
Art Department
Hiroshi Ueda .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Masanobu Miyazaki .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsuruzô Nishikawa .... lighting technician
 
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Also Known As:
"Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima" - Japan (original title)
"Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
105 min | Spain:115 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Continuity: When Okaya is fighting Sasaki, the position of his spear when he removes the covering changes between the close and the long shots.See more »
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Otsu:Brace up, Akemi.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Karate Kid (1984)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful conclusion to the trilogy, 28 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I think this is the best movie of the series--and certainly more satisfying than its predecessor.

It is important to note that these movies were made nearly 50 years ago and existing copies on DVD are in poor condition--with fading and sepia tones instead of the vibrant original. This became VERY apparent when I saw the beginning of the 3rd film. The color was nearly perfect for the initial scene and that is great, as it's a beautiful and extremely artistic shot. At times throughout the movie, some of the scenes are once again vivid while others are faded and lose their impact. You can't blame the film for that, but you wish Criterion would try to digitally enhance the prints they've got to improve the colors and get rid of some scratchy cels.

Back to the story, Mifune's character is nearly perfected in his quest to become the ultimate samurai. Throughout the last film and this one, another incredibly great samurai played by Koji Tsuruta is itching for a showdown to the death. But, because Mifune is more mature and no longer needs this for validation, he repeatedly tries to avoid the fight--after all, what does he have to prove? Of course, you KNOW this showdown must take place and it is a very satisfying conclusion. Along the way, Otsu returns and swears her undying love for him. I felt really bad for her, as she has waited YEARS for him and I certainly wouldn't have put her off like he did! Sorry about that.

Oh yeah, anyways the conclusion really delivers and the film makes the trilogy all worth while.

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