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Release Date:
18 September 1965 (Japan) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Hideo Gosha 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hideo Gosha 
Eizaburo Shiba 

Produced by
Gin'ichi Kishimoto .... producer
Suguru Matsunaga .... assistant producer
Seichi Mori .... assistant producer
Masayuki Satô .... producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiaki Tsushima 
 
Cinematography by
Toshitada Tsuchiya 
 
Art Direction by
Mamoru Abe 
 
Makeup Department
Katsura Kawaguchi .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Akira Tsumura .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takumi Kitami .... first assistant director
Fukashi Kojima .... assistant director
Asatoshi Satô .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kyôji Sasaki .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Toshiyuki Ishikawa .... sound
Masaharu Suzuki .... assistant sound
Tetsuo Yasuda .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Toshio Shinohara .... special effects
 
Stunts
Kentarô Yuasa .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Takayuki Aida .... lighting technician
Yasushi Gonaikawa .... gaffer
Kazuo Kishiro .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Nana Kobashi .... archivist
 

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Also Known As:
"Kedamono no ken" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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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.See more »

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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I really enjoyed this film.., 30 June 2003
Author: Julian (abyss232002@yahoo.com) from florida, USA

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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