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Shinsengumi Chronicles (1963)
"Shinsengumi shimatsuki" (original title)

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Shigeru Amachi ...
San'emon Arashi
Saburô Date
Shiho Fujimura ...
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Yoichi Funaki
Raizô Ichikawa ...
Yamasaki Susumu
Tatsuya Ishiguro
Ryôsuke Kagawa
Kazuo Kobayashi
Hajime Koshikawa
Keiko Koyanagi
Koichi Mizuhara
Kuniko Mori
Yasuzo Senseki
Takeshi Shikuichi
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"Shinsengumi Chronicles" - Tomisaburo Wakayama stars
15 November 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

An early pairing of director Misumi and actor Wakayama who would later be part of the team behind the legendary "Lone Wolf" series.

The film purports to tell the historical turning point of the Shinsengumi as the clan is transformed from a feared band of ruffians working for the Shoganate to the saviors of the city of Kyoto when they prevent arson by anti-Shoganate mercenaries. The story follows a young ronin has he joins the clan to fulfill his dreams of being a full fledged samurai. Initially suspicious of the clan, the ronin is impressed by the number three samurai, Kondo (played by Wakayama) who, despite starting out as a lowly farmer, shows the most integrity of any samurai he's met. The clan's drunken, brutish leader is soon killed by his own men and Kondo is put in charge. The ronin, already unsure of his decision to leave his beautiful wife- to-be, is tormented by the harsh contradictions in the realities of samurai life.Despite the good intentions of the new leader, the clan's roguish ways gets them in trouble with the Shoganate and they are given one last chance, uncover and avert a plot to burn Kyoto and kill the Shogun.

Well shot with the Misumi touch, the film is a little slow and dense if you are not familiar with the historical account. There is more intrigue then sword work but when the finale comes about the action is brutal and harsh. The ronin's side story is good if sort of a cliché. Wakayama' acting is very good and unexpected if you are only familiar with his dour Ogami Itto.

Well done if typical samurai drama.


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