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Release Date:
10 July 1965 (Japan) See more »
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The legendary samurai Sasuke Sarutobi gets caught in a web of political intrigue, deception and espionage during the early 17th century. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Silly See more (9 total) »

Cast

 

Directed by
Masahiro Shinoda 
 
Writing credits
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Yoshiyuki Fukuda 
Koji Nakada  novel

Produced by
Shizuo Yamanouchi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tôru Takemitsu 
 
Cinematography by
Masao Kosugi 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshi Sugihara 
 
Art Direction by
Junichi Ôsumi 
 
Art Department
Toshio Takahashi .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Hideo Nishizaki .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Akira Aomatsu .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Etsuko Yagyû .... costume researcher
 
Other crew
Yasuo Ôkubo .... public relations
 
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Tokûemon Izumi Troupe .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min | USA:99 min
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16 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Silly, 30 October 2005
Author: counterrevolutionary from Spokane, WA

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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