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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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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)
"Bushido" - USA
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Runtime:
105 min | Spain:115 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Musashi Miyamoto:Brace up, Akemi.See more »
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Spoofed in The Karate Kid (2010)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A great finale to a mythic trilogy, 14 April 1999
Author: Miles-10 from United States

It has been more than a decade since I first and last saw this movie, and it still haunts me. This whole trilogy of films, about two rival samurai in medieval Japan, is mythic. It even inspired me to write a poem-- which I will spare you. It is not just a male flick, either. The sub-plot about Otsu is very romantic, though in a non-feminist, self-sacrificial way. On the other hand, she is the only character who gets what she wants. She just has to wait through three movies to have it. Throughout the trilogy, Mifune plays the famous samurai Musashi Miyamoto who develops from an outlaw wild-man in the first movie to a mystic philosopher in this one. While his rival, Kojiro, possesses consummate skill, Musashi achieves, in this film, a graceful detachment which almost makes him resist the climactic sword fight. But swashbuckler fans need not worry because the final confrontation is spectacular.

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