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Samurai Spy (1965)
"Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke" (original title)

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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi tracks the spy Nojiri, while a mysterious figure named Sakon leads a band of men on their own quest for the wily Nojiri. Soon no one knows just who is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroshi Aoyama
Jun Hamamura ...
Joshin temple priest
Osamu Hitomi
Minoru Hodaka
Hisanobu Ichikawa
Kentarô Imai
Yasunori Irikawa ...
Yashiro Kobayashi
Shintarô Ishihara ...
Taku Kido
Takeshi Kusaka ...
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Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Jinnai-Kazutaka Horikawa
Shin'ya Mizushima
Hideto Nakagawa
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Tatewaki Koriyama
Shuichi Oki
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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi tracks the spy Nojiri, while a mysterious figure named Sakon leads a band of men on their own quest for the wily Nojiri. Soon no one knows just who is who and what side anyone is on. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Silly
30 October 2005 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

Muddled and extremely silly samurai film marred by artsy flourishes, goofy ninja outfits, martial-arts fantasy nonsense, and a stupid ending.

On the plus side, Shinoda has a good eye for composition, the production values are quite good, and it's got a meaty role for Seiji Miyaguchi (Kyuzo from SEVEN SAMURAI).

The most potentially interesting thing about the film is its treatment of the persecution of Christians in Tokugawa Japan. Unfortunately, it treats this aspect with the same superficiality that it treats the conflict between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Toyotomi clan (and the film starts with a basic historical error: the Toyotomi clan did not lose at Sekigahara; they didn't even fight there, although the battle did result in the end of Toyotomi hegemony over Japan).


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