MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,114 this week

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

 -  Action | Drama  -  13 May 1964 (Japan)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,344 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 26 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 05 Oct 2010
 
a list of 29 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 26 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 70 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Outlaw Samurai.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bushido (1956)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô
The Wolves (1971)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Rumi Aiki, Hideyo Amamoto, Noboru Andô
Red Lion (1969)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi
Miyamoto Musashi I (1954)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashy Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Director: Tomu Uchida
Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôshirô Matsumoto
47 Samurai (1962)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Before leaving prison, Oida uncomfortably enters into an agreement with his cell mate: in exchange for a half-share of 30,000,000 yen... See full synopsis »

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Hideyo Amamoto, Chiyo Aoi, Mikijirô Hira
Onimasa (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Matsue is the adoptive daughter of the Kiryuin House, a small yakuza clan in Shikoku. Onimasa, their leader... See full synopsis »

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Masako Natsume, Akiko Nakamura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shima Iwashita, Kôichi Satô
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 1964 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Three Outlaw Samurai  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sakon Shiba: [Giving Aya, who's being held hostage by peasants, a meager bowl of millet porridge to eat]
Sakon Shiba: For someone accustomed to a life of luxury, it may be hard to believe people actually eat millet porridge. Nevertheless, even though they don't have enough to feed themselves, they've offered this porridge to you. Better have some.
Sakon Shiba: [Putting the bowl up to her mouth, which she refuses to accept]
Sakon Shiba: Eat it!
Sakon Shiba: [Forcefully making her eat the porridge, obviously not to her liking] Then maybe you'll realize why all ...
See more »

Connections

Version of The Magnificent Trio (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Watched last night for the 1st time... fiore2
Discuss Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?