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Director:
Writers:
Kei Tasaka (written by) &
Hideo Gosha (written by)
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Release Date:
6 September 1971 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
A guilt-haunted samurai warrior attempts to stop a massacre taking place. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely gorgeous images that stay with you forever! See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tatsuya Nakadai ... Magobei Wakizaka
Tetsurô Tanba ... Rokugo Tatewaki
Yôko Tsukasa ... Shino
Ruriko Asaoka ... Oriha
Kunie Tanaka ... Hirosuke

Isao Natsuyagi ... Kunai
Kô Nishimura
Eijirô Tôno
Ben Hiura ... Rokuzo
Susumu Kurobe ... Omura Sobee
Hisashi Igawa ... Takeuchi Shinjiro
Fujio Tokita
Shinnosuke Ogata ... Miyauchi Hanzo
Shôji Ôki
Yoshitarô Asawaka
Hiroshi Tanaka
Kyôichi Satô ... Arai Dokan
Haruo Suzuki
Hiroyoshi Yamaguchi ... Ichihara Matashichi
Susumu Mizushima
Hajime Miyazawa
Shikô Tanaka
Kiyoshi Yamamoto
Katsue Nitta
Ikuko Tani
Toshie Hinoki
Yôko Mifune
Shingo Ohsawa ... Kishima Genai
Kiyoshi Kinoshita
Saburô Satô
Jinta Asakusa
Kenjirô Hoshino ... Okajima Yahachi
Hajime Araki ... Hirayama Yosuke
Tsuyoshi Date ... Kurosawa Gendayu
Noriyuki Satô
Kôji Tsutsui
Tôru Hatozaki
Eitarô Ozawa ... Himself - Narration (voice)
Kinnosuke Nakamura ... Samon Fujimaki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isao Kayaki

Directed by
Hideo Gosha 
 
Writing credits
Kei Tasaka (written by) &
Hideo Gosha (written by)

Produced by
Sanezumi Fujimoto .... producer
Hideo Fukuda .... producer
Masayuki Satô .... producer
Hideyuki Shiino .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
 
Cinematography by
Kôzô Okazaki 
 
Film Editing by
Michio Suwa 
 
Production Design by
Motoji Kojima 
 
Production Management
Kinshirô Ôkubo .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kazuaki Atsumi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Toshio Harashima .... sound
Noboru Nishio .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Kentarô Yuasa .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yôsuke Sakakibara .... gaffer
Tadanobu Ueshima .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Steel Edge of Revenge" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
124 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first Japanese feature film in Panavision.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in We Are the Strange (2007)See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely gorgeous images that stay with you forever!, 30 December 2004
Author: drwnutt from Seattle, Wa

I saw this film in the late 1970s. It was called "Goyekin - The Emperor's Gold". As I watched our guilt-ridden hero return to fulfill his promise, really a threat, to punish his family if they repeated their crime. I still see the image of him striding along the beach with a conical hat pulled low. The shadow on his face made his eyes glow under the hat and the shot was taken with a telephoto through wispy beach grass. Completely memorable. Then the scene in the forest with the horsemen riding through. It looked like an ancient Japanese painting with hazy colors and an other-worldliness that was amazing. Then the concluding duel in the snow. Two brilliantly attired samurai dueling in a pure white, glistening environment. So many great images from one film!

The film itself is a pretty typical revenge film with some twists. When Tom Laughlin tried to redo it as a Mexican western,"The Master Gunfighter", it just fell flat. But the samurai movie has an entertaining plot and good action characters with beautiful settings. I think this film is a special case of cinematographic excellence. See it and enjoy the beauty.

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