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Hitokiri (1969)

 -  Action | Drama | History  -  February 1970 (USA)
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Izo Okada, a ronin (masterless samurai), desperately seeks a way out of his financial straits. He allies himself with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader, Takechi, and imagines that he ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Izo Okada
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Hampeita Takechi
Yukio Mishima ...
Shimbei Tanaka
Yûjirô Ishihara ...
Ryoma Sakamoto
Mitsuko Baishô ...
Onimo
Takumi Shinjo ...
Minakawa
Noboru Nakaya ...
Kintoki Anegakoji
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jinichirô Andô
Takeshi Date ...
Rônin patrol leader
Tatsuo Fujimori
Ren Fukuyama
Kin'ichi Hagimoto
Ken Hatano
Jirô Higashioo
Sôtarô Ibuki
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Izo Okada, a ronin (masterless samurai), desperately seeks a way out of his financial straits. He allies himself with the Tosa clan under the ruthless leader, Takechi, and imagines that he has come up in the world. But Takechi makes Izo a killer and a puppet, filled with self-loathing and a need to stop Takechi. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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25 February 2000 | by (toronto) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best of the genre. I saw it twice about 25yrs ago and have not had another opportunity to see it again since then. It rivals the Zatoichi series (also starring Katsu) in exciting swordplay.


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