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Hunter in the Dark (1979)
"Yami no karyudo" (original title)

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Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »

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Gomyo Kiyoemon
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Yataro Tanigawa
Ayumi Ishida ...
Oriwa
Keiko Kishi ...
Omon
Ai Kanzaki ...
Osaki
Kayo Matsuo ...
Oren
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Okitsugu Tanuma
Hajime Hana ...
Hanba
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Kuwano
Hideo Murota ...
Hino
Daisuke Mine ...
Someyoshi
Tatsuo Umemiya ...
Kawazu
Mikio Narita ...
Gosun
Makoto Fujita ...
Kasuke
Hideji Ôtaki ...
Shiba
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Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but finds his boss's enemies almost overwhelming. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A violent film involving the jockeying for position among a group of warriors that resemble the characters in any American gangster film. The fact that they are Ronin or Samurai, trying to off one another, doesn't change this. At times it is hard to figure out who the good guys are (or the good girls). Is the boss really all that great? Is his opponent really worthy of leadership. Does the one-eyed guy have too much baggage and how is he viewed in the entire fabric of his world? Is he really a piece of dangerous meat? Is he just a weapon or does he speak for anything? There is a lot of slashing and stabbing and blood spurting and crunching sounds. It must have been hard to be part of the political being of the times. But then, who are these guys and why do they have so much power? Anyway, a bit confusing as to what happened, who won, and what's next?


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