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Hirô Matsuda (writer)
Sadao Nakajima (writer)
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Release Date:
14 January 1989 (Japan) See more »
Iemitsu, Tokugawa Shogun III, hates his eldest son Takechiyo; all his love is given to his younger son Tokumatsu... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Decent and Thrilling See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Ken Ogata ... Igo Gyobu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norihito Arai ... Koori Deneemon
Toshihiro Asari ... Sobue Iori

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Iba Shoemon (as Sonny Chiba)

Seizô Fukumoto
Jianqiang Hu ... Shishi Jingoemon
Miyuki Kanô ... Yajima no Tsubone
Masaki Kyômoto ... Tokugawa Iemitsu
Hiroki Matsukata ... Abe Shigetsugu
Takeshi Maya ... Hotta Masatoshi
Hiroyuki Nagato ... Tagaya Rokubee
Tadashi Naruse ... Domon Genzaburo (as Masataka Naruse)
Sayoko Ninomiya ... Oman no Kata
Yûji Oda ... Tobe Saheiji
Ippei Shigeyama ... Takechiyo
Tetsurô Tanba ... Hotta Masamori

Directed by
Yasuo Furuhata 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hirô Matsuda  writer
Sadao Nakajima  writer

Produced by
Shigeru Okada .... producer
Original Music by
Masaru Satô 
Film Editing by
Eifu Tamaki 
Art Direction by
Norimichi Igawa 
Shin'ichi Chiba .... stunt/combat coordinator (as Sonny Chiba)
Jianqiang Hu .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kiyoshi Kitasaka .... camera operator
Other crew
Jianqiang Hu .... choreographer

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114 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Decent and Thrilling, 5 September 2005
Author: drunkenjedi420 from United States

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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