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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke (1965), 22 January 2012
Author: SnakesOnAnAfricanPlain from United Kingdom

Samurai Soy was made during the cold war and reflects both the paranoia and uncertainty of the time. It's a tale of spies being caught between sides. Having the appearance of being on one side, whilst fighting for the other, causes a lot of conflict and grief for the warriors. Perhaps the audience was supposed to be as confused as the spies, but it doesn't help so much when telling a story. Unlike the majority of samurai films, we get to see some awesome stealthy ninja action and throwing star carnage. The immense leaps and jumping made for a wealth of excitement. There were also some fantastic long shots which just aren't used for action sequences these days.

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