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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)
"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 »
Quotes:
Musashi Miyamoto:Brace up, Akemi.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Karate Kid (1984)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Best Fight Scene in the Trilogy, 12 December 2002
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

The concluding chapter to Inagaki's Samurai trilogy sees Mifune's Musashi evolve even further, turning into a true samurai, almost reluctant to draw his sword and rejecting violence whenever possible. This film also introduces some comic relief within his two companions, the addition quite successful rather than feeling like an afterthought (proving than "funny" characters can actually help the plot rather than only hinder it: remember Jar Jar?). A lot goes on in this movie, and the pacing of it is expertly handled: no scene is too long or too short and the characters are given enough time to evolve without boring us. What really makes this worth watching, though, is the climatic fight at the end. Beautifully shot, masterfully executed, one of the best moments of Japanese cinema. In all, the trilogy deserves its status as a masterpiece!

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