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Goyôkin (1969)

A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place.

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Rokugo Tatewaki
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Shino
Ruriko Asaoka ...
Oriha
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Hirosuke
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Kunai
Kô Nishimura
Ben Hiura ...
Rokuzo
Susumu Kurobe ...
Omura Sobee
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Takeuchi Shinjiro
Fujio Tokita
Shinnosuke Ogata ...
Miyauchi Hanzo
Shôji Ôki
Yoshitarô Asawaka
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Tatsuya Nakadai plays a samurai who is an eyewitness to a massacre of a small village by men of his own clan. Even though he did not participate, and did his best to prevent it, he realizes with guilt that he had been manipulated to enable the massacre. He quits and becomes a ronin; wandering the country he learns of a scheme by his former clan to repeat a similar massacre. Determined to stop them, and with the help of women and men who are loyal to him, he endures great hardships, moral and physical, engaging in incredible battles in the effort to atone for his earlier mistake and help to save the lives of defenseless peasants. Written by <ttetpos@yahoo.com>

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1 May 1969 (Japan)  »

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Steel Edge of Revenge  »

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Wanted to like it but....
1 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

After reading all the raves about this movie I was looking forward to finally watching it. I have to admit to being somewhat let down. Mind you it is a good movie with Nakadai putting in a great performance as a haunted samurai. Maybe I have seen too many samurai or movies from the east but the story seems formulaic for me (I am also watching it over 40yrs since it was made and the movie is older then I am). I still give this movie a 7 rating as it is a good movie but there definitely are better ones. Note: I watched Goyokin after The Sword of Doom. Nakadai's performance is better in this movie but I enjoyed The Sword of Doom more as a whole.


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