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Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima
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November 1967 (USA) See more »
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A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun... 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
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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105 min | Spain:115 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Continuity: Musashi arrives at Ganryu Island by boat, and we see it as he wades to shore. After the duel, we see it out in the surf as he wades back. During the duel, however, it is completely absent.See more »
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Otsu:Brace up, Akemi.See more »
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Referenced in The Karate Kid (1984)See more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Sweeping romantic Hollywood-like epic from Japan..., 19 April 2003
Author: dwpollar from Evansville, Indiana USA

1st watched 4/19/2003 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Hiroshi Inagaki): Sweeping romantic Hollywood-like epic from Japan that just happens to be about a Samurai. This is the last in a trilogy of films about Mr. Musashi(played by Toshiru Mifune) and his Samurai journeys. This one plays more like a romantic piece with two women fighting(bawling & brawling) over the affections of this strong-willed but soft-hearted hero and brave warrior. It's awesome to see a film made in Japan where the warrior hero cares about more than killing his opponent. The obvious issue of honor is foremost in this Samurai's mind and the killing just comes with the job. So many films that Americans were introduced to from Japan were either silly Godzilla-type movies or karate flicks(with almost no heart, but a lot of fighting). This is the kind of movie that Japan is probably very proud of, but is not often seen by American audiences. Bravo to Criterion for putting this into their DVD collection!! Now I'd just like to see the 1st two pictures in the trilogy to know more about what happened to the characters prior to this film. The climatic duel is also `one-of-a-kind' and has to be seen to be appreciated. I'll just leave it at that without giving too much away. Give this one a shot, you'll be glad you did!

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