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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:
I saw this awesome film as an American in Japan in 1969! 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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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I saw this awesome film as an American in Japan in 1969!, 11 May 2002
Author: deanok1 from Portland, Oregon

I saw "Goyokin" in 1969 at a small theater in Yokohama, Japan. It was in Japanese, of course, but the evolution of the story was understood. The film was so well done, and beyond what I was used to as an American watching Japanese movies in Japan. The acting was superb and the tension was palpable. The story was unique and its presentation was gorgeous. It's not hyperbole to say I was awestruck. With the advent of VHS I began searching for this movie as a video. After years of searching, I bought a barely watchable re-re-re-reprint with multiple subtitles. I was happy to HEAR the movie again! Tom ("Billy Jack") Loughlin made the putrid, displaced "The Master Gunfighter" but it was ludicrous as a Western. I will never understand why this classic has not been produced as a Video! Obviously, many people know about it, and it appears on wish lists throughout the world. It deserves the full DVD treatment and, PLEASE, while the great Tatsuya Nakadai is still alive to provide commentary on it.

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