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Sword of the Beast (1965)
"Kedamono no ken" (original title)

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A fugitive samurai encounters a married couple who steal mountain gold for their clan. Upon hearing that the clan is going to betray and kill them, the samurai decides to fight for them.

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Credited cast:
Mikijirô Hira ...
Gô Katô ...
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Toshie Kimura ...
Kantarô Suga ...
Yôko Mihara ...
Kunie Tanaka ...
Eijirô Tôno ...
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Shigeru Amachi
Hajime Araki
Tsuyoshi Date
Ryûji Fujisawa
Torahiko Hamada
Tôru Hatozaki
Sentarô Hayashi
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Gennosuke, a clan retainer, kills one of the clan ministers as part of a plot to achieve reform. He is pursued by his former comrades, each hoping to complete the vendetta put on Gennosuke by the clan. With the help of a master swordsman, Yamane, Gennosuke has a chance at survival. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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18 September 1965 (Japan)  »

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Sword of the Beast  »

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Yuuki Gennosuke: This mountain is a dwelling for beasts. I'll turn into a wolf too, before long... and take my share of that almighty gold.
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I really enjoyed this film..
30 June 2003 | by (florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This is Gosha's first or second movie he made in his carrer, after watching his other great movies like goyokin and tenchu, I said what the hell might as well get his other movies, this movie has an exeptional plot and has some great sword fights, especially in the abandoned hut, when the two main characters started going at it...

PS: his other movie that I really like was three outlaw samurai..


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