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Director:
Writers:
Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)
Kaizan Nakazato (novel)
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Release Date:
1 July 1966 (USA) See more »
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Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Kihachi Okamoto 
 
Writing credits
Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)

Kaizan Nakazato (novel)

Produced by
Sanezumi Fujimoto .... producer
Konparu Nanri .... producer
Masayuki Satô .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Hiroshi Murai 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
 
Art Direction by
Takashi Matsuyama 
 
Production Management
Hiroyasu Tsutsumi .... executive in charge of production
 
Sound Department
Hisashi Shimonaga .... sound effects editor
Shin Watarai .... sound
 
Stunts
Ryû Kuze .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsuruzô Nishikawa .... lighting technician
Jun Yamazaki .... still photographer
 
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Also Known As:
"Dai-bosatsu tôge" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
119 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The abrupt ending of the film is due to the fact that it was originally intended to be the first part in a trilogy of films based on a lengthy Japanese novel. Nakazato Kaizan's 41 volume historical novel focused on the Edo period in Japanese history when the shogunate collapsed and a new government arose that revolved around the Emperor. It was the longest novel in Japan - encompassing 1533 chapters and over 5 and a half million Japanese characters - until the publication of Sohachi Yamaoka's serialized novel "Tokugawa Ieyasu", which is reportedly the longest novel in any language.See more »
Quotes:
Ryunosuke Tsukue:I, Ryunosuke Tsukue, trust only my sword in this world. When I fight, I have no family.See more »
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Referenced in Designing 'Blade' (1998) (V)See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
You might even call him evil., 2 September 2005
Author: Golgo-13 from The IMDb Horror Board!

A classic Samurai picture that is as confusing as it is violent. Ryunosuke Tsukue is the main character, a Samurai with a dark and merciless nature. You might even call him evil. The path he takes (with multiple subplots that don't always seem to be resolved) leads him to madness. The confusing aspects may be due to the fact that there were supposed to be sequels, as well as the fact that the story was a famous one in Japan and hence, certain parts were to be assumed by that audience. Nonetheless, it was still a fairly compelling watch, especially with the action, a precursor to the violence in such films as the excellent Lone Wolf and Cub series. Hands and fingers are cut off, blood is shed, and the climatic ending features a body count along the lines of The House of Blue Leaves!

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