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Red Lion (1969)
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

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Gonzo
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Tomi
Etsushi Takahashi ...
Ichinose Hanzo
Minori Terada ...
Sanji
Nobuko Otowa ...
Oharu
Yûko Mochizuki ...
Ume
Jitsuko Yoshimura ...
Oyoo
Kawai Okada ...
Osode
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Staff Chief Aragaki
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Dr. Gensai
Tokue Hanazawa ...
Komatora
Shin Kishida ...
Secretary Sokichi
Hideo Sunazuka ...
Amegaeru
Bokuzen Hidari ...
Gohei
Gorô Mutsumi ...
White Hair advance party leader (as Goro Mutsu)
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen. Written by Alex Ebora <ebora87@eelab.newpaltz.edu>

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17 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Sekihotai,of which Mifunes character is a member, means something like the "Red Vanguard" in Japanese. It was set up by the anti-shogun forces to go through areas and announce that rents were to be halved. The plan was to get civilian support for the new regime. There were 3 units that traveled ahead of the real anti-shogun army. See more »

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Perfect Blend of Comedy, Drama, Samurai Action and more...
7 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must agree with another review of this movie in that it is one of the best Samurai Films in America. I consider myself now a long time veteran of Samurai movies, and I own more than thirty of this genre. Red Lion has a perfect blend of quick-witted comedy, physical comedy, heart-wrenching drama, and in your face action. I have not seen a samurai movie yet to have such great humor and yet leave room to tear up at the end. This movie is not just for lovers of Samurai films, it is for everyone. There is a lot of violence and I don't recommend it as a family movie but if you love film, DO NOT MISS THIS MOVIE. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be at the edge of your seat, and you will be cheering "It's Alright! It's Alright! Forget it!"


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