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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 »
Genre:
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:
Among the best of the genre See more (17 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:
"Goyôkin" - Japan (original title)
"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 Blue Nude (1978)See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Among the best of the genre, 9 July 2001
Author: shinobirastafari from San Francisco, CA

From the truly creepy opening to the climax, this movie holds your attention, both with its cinematography and (more preciously) a gripping and coherent storyline.

Excellent filming techniques in this film hold your attention, when the suspense (yes! actual suspense!) doesn't. The acting (by Nakadai Tatsuya, one of Japan's greatest actors -- far better than Mifune Toshiro, IMHO) is top notch. Finally, the violence (though there's plenty) never degenerates into splatter. The violence appears much more disturbing (intentionally so) and much less titillating than in many "chambara" movies.

Also noteworthy, this movie plays on the "loyalty vs. morality" theme that Gosha seems so fond of hammering. In this particular movie, however, he really pulls it off with some intelligence. Though I'm a big fan of Gosha, I have to admit that not everything he touches turns to "gold" (Get it? You will...).

Even so, if you're going to sample from the "chambara" genre, this is among the best (my other nominee would be "Hitokiri/Tenchu" (1969). Frankly, I think it's among the best Japanese films, period.

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