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A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes.

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Kanako Higuchi ...
Oshin
Renji Ishibashi ...
Kaoru Sugita ...
Obun
Hiroko Isayama ...
Oyô
Takuya Fujisaki ...
Sakichi
Moeko Ezawa ...
Otoku
Tatsu Nakamura ...
Onaka
Manko Kurenai ...
Yukie Kagawa ...
Otsuya
Fumiaki Tonamiyama ...
Dendayû Obata
Takashi Tsumura ...
Constable Kashiwagi
Takuji Aoki ...
Kenzô Umataka
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Monk with biwa
Mami Kaneko ...
Oraku
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A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes.

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Produced in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the death of Shôzô Makino, the father of Japanese cinema. See more »

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Version of Rônin-gai - Dai-ichi-wa: Utsukushiki emono (1928) See more »

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Poorly executed
28 May 2005 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

With a storyline that has so much promise, and as a tribute to the father of its genre (chambera/jidai-geki), I found this version of Ronin Gai to be both weak and disappointing. The editing and camera-work were dull, close-ups that were cried out for failed to materialize, the incidental music was irrelevant, and characterizations while promising, never attained their potential. The director was supposedly inspired to become such by Kurosawa's work, but aside from a few half-hearted rip-offs there is absolutely nothing of that great director's magic here. This is a bland samurai film in the extreme, and very disappointing.


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