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Vengeance for Sale (2001)

Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku (original title)
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Sukeroku Sukedachiya
Kyôka Suzuki ...
Takehiro Murata ...
Taro
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Umetaro Katakura
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Shinkuro Wakiya
Hirotarô Honda ...
Hotta
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Otome
Keiju Kobayashi ...
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Ittoku Kishibe ...
Oribe Sakakibara
Tôru Kazama ...
Okenosuke
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Kyûsaku Shimada ...
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Makoto Satô ...
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Hiroko Isayama ...
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Mami Okamoto ...
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Delightful retro samurai film
14 August 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This tense and amusing samurai drama stars Hiruyuki Sanada as a spirited entrepreneur who makes a living brokering negotiations between rival swordsmen. When a famous fighter (Tatsuya Nakadai) rolls into town, the broker discovers some clues to his past, and tries to flummox the designs of a corrupt official out to deflower his longtime love.

Vengeance for Hire is a wonderful, low-budget throwback to those memorably offbeat samurai films of the mid-sixties, albeit with superb set design, photography, and acting. The plot unfolds at its own pace, then kicks in with a series of delicious set pieces guaranteed to keep an audience delighted and surprised.

A real treat.


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