IMDb > The Sword of Doom (1966)
Dai-bosatsu tôge
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Sword of Doom (1966) More at IMDbPro »Dai-bosatsu tôge (original title)

Photos (See all 11 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   5,279 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 15% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Shinobu Hashimoto (screenplay)
Kaizan Nakazato (novel)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Sword of Doom on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1 July 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Powerful, Disturbing, Confusing See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dai-bosatsu tôge" - Japan (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
119 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Toranosuke Shimada:Study the sword to study the soul, you fool... an evil mind makes an evil sword.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Heart String Marionette (2012)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
19 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, Disturbing, Confusing, 15 December 2002
Author: lndc98 from San Francisco, California

There is, of course, no question that the protagonist here is the handsome and insane Ryunosuke. And I can see that his insanity, alienation, and disassociation all come together in a climax of hallucination and compulsion. But there are things that I do not see. First, why is he insane? That is, what is his origin and the origin of his evil style of sword play? Second, why is there at least one very absorbing subplot which is developed and then dropped? I mean the romance between the "grand daughter" and Mifune's chief student and the tension regarding their welfare that builds up because of the plan of revenge? Is there some overriding master plan here; or some historical, cultural, etc. concept that I am missing?

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (54 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Sword of Doom (1966)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Sword of Doom Wallpaper OldSchoolRPGs
Samurai movie fans the-smurfico
Is there a Samurai as bad-ass as Ryunosuke? cool316
Sound effect TopFrog
Whats another dark,brutal flick like this? rsin_bassist
Any other high body count samurai flicks? ajfedor7
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Samurai Reincarnation Shichinin no samurai Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance Karate Warriors 13 Assassins
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.