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Shôgun Iemitsu no ranshin - Gekitotsu (1989)

Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio).... See full summary »

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Ken Ogata ...
Igo Gyobu
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Norihito Arai ...
Koori Deneemon
Toshihiro Asari ...
Sobue Iori
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Iba Shoemon (as Sonny Chiba)
Jianqiang Hu ...
Shishi Jingoemon
Miyuki Kanô ...
Masaki Kyômoto ...
Hiroki Matsukata ...
Abe Shigetsugu
Takeshi Maya ...
Hotta Masatoshi
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Tagaya Rokubee
Masataka Naruse ...
Domon Genzaburo
Sayoko Ninomiya ...
Yûji Oda ...
Tobe Saheiji
Ippei Shigeyama ...
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Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he orders Takechiyo to an initiation rite in Yedo (today's Tokio). Takechiyo lives far away under the surveillance of Hotta Masamori, head of the Skura clan, where he was also raised. Hotta does suspect some kind of treachery, but he can not ignore the direct command of the Shogun. Therefore, he starts on his travel with Takechiyo and seven accompanying samurais. A large army under the command of Iba Shoemon, a vassal of the Shogun, attacks their night camp in the vicinity of a copper mine. Hotta dies in this first battle, but Takechiyo and the samurai manage to escape. They are chased by the army, and several skirmishes between the small force and the larger army follow. Written by Guido Roessling <dida@pu.informatik.th-darmstadt.de>

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14 January 1989 (Japan)  »

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Geki Totsu: The Insanity of Emperor Iemitsu  »

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Decent and Thrilling
5 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first this movie is a Sword battle, it then turns into a Drama/Action movie.

The characters are great, and the fight scenes are almost Unreal. This unrealism makes it even more exciting. Sword fighters jumping from Trees 100 feet to the ground. Intense slashing scenes coupled with nice disciplined moves.

There are great characters in the movie and it has a real feel to it. I almost at one point felt like I was in the 1800's following in on the action.

All in all I would say this movie is just nothing but great!


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