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The Secret of the Urn (1966)
"Tange Sazen: Hien iaigiri" (original title)

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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bin Amatsu
Keiko Awaji ...
Fuji
Takuya Fujioka
Kiyoshi Hitomi
Minoru Hodaka
Wakaba Irie
Yoshinobu Kaneko
Seizaburô Kawazu
Isao Kimura ...
Yagyu Genzaburo
Kazutarô Kuni
Kinji Nakamura
Kinnosuke Nakamura ...
Samanosuke / Tange Sazen
Shinnosuke Ogata
Junkichi Orimoto
Kyôichi Satô
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Loyal samurai Samanosuke is attacked, mutilated, and left for dead while carrying out a mission for his clan. He recovers but has lost an eye and an arm. Taking a new identity as Tange Sazen, he searches for a stolen urn which has hidden significance to his clan. But Tange Sazen has his own reasons for seeking the urn. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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25 May 1966 (Japan)  »

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The third best Gosha film. Lots of chanbara fun to be had.
31 October 2013 | by (vancouver, canada) – See all my reviews

I wanted to add my voice as a counter opinion to the couple of reviews here that don't like this film very much. I've seen 7 Gosha films, and this is my third favourite after the superb "Sword of the Beast" and the very good "Three Outlaw Samurai". Secret of the Urn is a great, entertaining samurai film that I think many people who like this type of film would be well pleased to see.

Sure the cliché of the wounded/disadvantaged hero is present, but I found it works perfectly fine. I certainly liked the hero. If we start bitching about film clichés, why don't we mention that aside from Yamada's more realistic recent samurai fare, the cliché of the hero sword master taking on 60 enemy swordsmen at one time and winning, is present in virtually any chanbara films (personally, I love those types of scenes). Do we discard all those films because that is trite and unrealistic?

We all see films through our own subjective filter, and what expectations we have also influence what we may make of a film. I enjoyed this film quite a bit, and think this is a very worthwhile watch for most samurai film fans.


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