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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
"Sanbiki no samurai" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama  -  13 May 1964 (Japan)
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Isamu Nagato ...
Mikijirô Hira ...
Miyuki Kuwano ...
Aya
Yoshiko Kayama ...
Oyasu
Kyoko Aoi ...
Omitsu (as Kyôko Aoi)
Kamatari Fujiwara ...
Jinbê
Tatsuya Ishiguro ...
Uzaemon Matsushita
Hisashi Igawa
Ichirô Izawa
Jun Tatara ...
Yasugorô
Toshie Kimura ...
Oine
Yôko Mihara ...
Omaki
Kichijirô Ueda
Nakajirô Tomita
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the magistrate's guard, Sakura and Kikyo. The three outlaws find themselves in a battle to the death. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Sakon Shiba: [Threatening to kill the Magistrate; his daughter physically intervenes] For his victims' sake, I can't allow him to live.
Aya: Please!
Sakon Shiba: Move, or I'll kill you!
Aya: Kill me, then. No matter what he's done, I'm still his daughter.
Sakon Shiba: [the Magistrate breaks free and runs for it, but Shiba deftly cuts off his top knot with a quick thrust of his sword] Let the lord see you in disgrace. Let the peasants see you in disgrace.
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Four Samurai stayed home
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unlike the more familiar Seven Samurai, remade as The Magnificent Seven, this film only features three. Really, it is only one for most of the movie, then another joins in, and finally the third.

The story is familiar. The Samurai feel sorry for the poor peasants and one even gives up his luxurious life in the Magistrate's service to fight the evil tax collector that is bleeding the peasants dry.

It's the film debut for Hideo Gosha, and he does a great job of mixing samurai fighting and humor and concern for the poor into an enjoyable film that was beautifully shot.

I am certainly going to look for more of his work.


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