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Kill! (1968)

Kiru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 22 June 1968 (Japan)
Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

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Genta
Etsushi Takahashi ...
Hanji (Hanjiro Tabata)
Yuriko Hoshi ...
Chino Kajii
Tadao Nakamaru ...
Magobei Shôda
Akira Kubo ...
Monnosuke Takei
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Tamiya Ayuzawa
Eijirô Tôno ...
Hyogo Moriuchi
Shin Kishida ...
Jurota Arao
Atsuo Nakamura ...
Tetsutaro
Nami Tamura ...
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Gendayu Shimada
Yoshio Tsuchiya ...
Shinroku Matsuo
Isao Hashimoto ...
Kônosuke Fujii
Akira Hamada ...
Denzô Nishimura
Takeo Chii ...
Yaheiji Yoshida
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Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local official's complex game of murder and betrayal.

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Actor Yoshio Tsuchiya's character is his own actual ancestor, Matsuo Tsuchiya. See more »

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Genta: [Repeated line] Samurai are no good. See what I mean?
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A vagrant couldn't do all this.
25 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tatsuya Nakadai is no stranger to Samurai films, having played in Ran, Yojimbo, and Sanjura among the almost 100 films he has done. This film is based upon the same book as Sanjura.

Tatsuya Nakadai plays Genta, a yakuza that travels from town to tow. He meets up with Hanji (Etsushi Takahashi) a farmer who wants to be a Samurai. Reminds you of the farmer in the Magnificent Seven who wanted to be a gunfighter.

They get caught up in a local fracas that pits seven samurai against a lord taking over the town. It is a one-sided fight, to say the least.

You will find some Kurasawa in here, as well as some Clint Eastwood as "the man with no name"; along with some very funny dialog. All of this will serve to keep you glued to the action until the very end.


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