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Release Date:
3 March 1965 (USA) See more »
Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Toshirô Mifune ... Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon' (Sinbad in English version)
Tadao Nakamaru ... The Chancellor

Mie Hama ... Princess Yaya
Kumi Mizuno ... Miwa the Rebel Leader
Ichirô Arishima ... Sennin the Wizard
Hideyo Amamoto ... Granny the Witch (in drag)
Mitsuko Kusabue ... Sobei
Jun Tazaki ... Itaka Tsuzuka of the Imperial Guards

Akiko Wakabayashi ... Yaya's maid
Jun Funato ... Prince Ming of Thailand
Makoto Satô ... The Black Pirate
Jun'ichirô Mukai ... Chief of Imperial Guards
Rokku Furukawa ... Rebel
Hideo Sunazuka ... Rebel
Masaya Nihei ... Rebel

Takashi Shimura ... King Raksha
Tetsu Nakamura ... Chief Archer
'Little Man' Machan ... Dwarf
Eishu Kin ... Giant
Yutaka Nakayama ... Sailor
Nadao Kirino ... Yuji
Nakajirô Tomita ... Tenjiku
Haruo Suzuki ... Poseidon
Yoshio Kosugi ... Captain of Thai ship
Yutaka Sada ... Governor
Seiji Ikeda ... Man with Whip
Senkichi Ômura ... Peddler
Hiroshi Hasegawa ... Fighter in Street
Masako Shibaki ... Girl in Village
Chiyoko Tanabe ... Dancer
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi ... Villager
Tadanori Kusagawa ... Villager
Shôji Ôki ... Sailor
Hidezu Kane ... Sailor
Tôru Ibuki ... Pirate
Akira Shimada ... Bandit

Directed by
Senkichi Taniguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takeshi Kimura  writer
Shin'ichi Sekizawa  writer
Toshio Yasumi  story (as Kikuo Yasumi)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer (english version)
James H. Nicholson .... producer (english version)
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
Kenichirô Tsunoda .... producer
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
Cinematography by
Takao Saitô 
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
Production Design by
Takeo Kita 
Costume Design by
Shôtarô Maki 
Production Management
Hiroshi Nezu .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Teruyoshi Nakano .... assistant director
Susumu Takebayashi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects
Shin Watarai .... sound recordist
Shirô Yamamoto .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Kiichi Kukuda .... art director of special effects
Hiroshi Mukoyama .... matte process
Eiji Tsuburaya .... special effects director
Akira Watanabe .... art director
Visual Effects by
Sadamasa Arikawa .... director of special effects photography
Kuichirô Kishida .... optical photography
Yukio Manoda .... optical photographer
Yôichi Manoda .... optical photography
Sokei Tomioka .... special effects lighting
Akira Watanabe .... director of special effects photography
Taka Yuki .... optical photography
Camera and Electrical Department
Kuichirô Kishida .... lighting technician
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dai tozoku" - Japan (original title)
"Samurai in the Land of Witchery" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
"The Samurai Pirate" - Hong Kong (English title) (video CD title)
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96 min | Italy:80 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

The famous Life Magazine double issue devoted to movies contained a fold-out cover showing studio technicians silhouetted against a blue background. This was Eiji Tsuburaya's special effects crew preparing a blue screen shot of Toshirô Mifune for this film.See more »
Factual errors: Co-screenwriter Shin'ichi Sekizawa is misidentified as the director of photography in the onscreen credits of the English-dubbed version.See more »
Granny the Witch:[Granny gives chase to Sennin] Where is he? Where is that silly old man hiding?See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Great Adventure and Sci-Fi from Toho!, 11 January 2004
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This is one of my all-time favorite movies from Toho studios. This movie is about a courageous sailor named Luzon (Sinbad in the American version) who tries to save a kingdom and a king's reputation from a corrupted premier, with the help of some aggressive but hilarious rebels. This movie is chock full of fun and adventure elements like sword-wielding battles, a gigantic castle, royalty, pirates, exotic dancers, heroes, action and magic. It's fun to watch and follow, fit for adults and children. Included in the mix is a woman-loving wizard, who is a resourceful ally to Sinbad, and the treacherous stone-turning witch! This movie stars Japanese veteran actor Toshiro Mifune and beautiful Japanese belles Mie Hama, Kumi Mizuno and Akiko Wakabayashi, overseen by veteran Toho screenwriters Takeshi Kimura and Shinichi Sekizawa, and includes a catchy music score by composer Masaru Sato. With a combination of drama, tragedy, humor, special effects, music, magic and adventure, this film is sure a treat for all adventure/sci-fi loving fans. I always have a good time watching this film.

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