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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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Bin Amatsu
Keiko Awaji ...
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Takuya Fujioka
Kiyoshi Hitomi
Minoru Hodaka
Wakaba Irie
Yoshinobu Kaneko
Seizaburô Kawazu
Isao Kimura ...
Yagyu Genzaburo
Ichitarô 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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Remake of Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935) See more »

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Merely average; see only if you're a fan.
16 July 2001 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this one, but for a number of reasons, I just couldn't get into it. First of all, I'm not a big fan of the actor playing the hero -- perhaps its that he's missing an eye (at least, the character is), but he really doesn't put in a compelling performance, which is rare for a Gosha protagonist. The plot and theme are typical Gosha (lower-ranked samurai gets screwed by his conniving lord, and is now out for justice of his own devise), but it all feels a little half-hearted. Though there are some good examples of Gosha's camera work, he also seems to be trying a bit too hard with some shots, and not hard enough with others.

Finally, for an adventure/revenge story, this one just doesn't have a lot of "drive" to it. I kept waiting for the suspense to kick in, but it never did. I can't say that you should avoid this one, but I certainly can't recommend it to anyone who isn't already a fan of Gosha's work. If you want to see a couple of _great_ examples of Gosha's earlier B&W movies, see "Sanbiki no samurai" (his first movie) or "Kedamono no ken" (his second). If you're just looking for an introduction to Gosha (or chamabara movies), I'd start with Goyokin.


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