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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

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Kumokiri Nizaemon
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Chiyo
Kôshirô Matsumoto ...
Shikubu Abe (as Somegorô Ichikawa)
Takashi Yamaguchi ...
Tsugutomo Owari
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Kichibei
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Shino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teruhiko Aoi ...
Rokunosuke
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Omatsu
Yoshio Inaba
Shôji Ishibashi ...
Hyotaro
Takuzô Kawatani ...
Sanji
Junko Miyashita ...
Menbiki Okyo
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Kichigoro
Mikio Narita
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Kumagoro
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Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.

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Missable; try Goyokin or Tenchu instead
9 July 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Confusing and half-hearted storyline about a samurai's revenge against the clan that betrayed him. Or something like that. It's unoriginal, uninspiring, with mediocre direction, acting, and plot throughout. Definitely not one of Gosha's better movies, which is too bad, as he's really put out some good ones when working with the right team.

Nakadai Tatsuya is fun to watch as always, but he's not on screen long enough to carry your interest with this one.

Avoid unless you're a big fan of either Nakadai the actor or Gosha the director (and I'm a big fan of both!)


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