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Mushukunin mikogami no jôkichi: Kawakaze ni kako wa nagareta (1972)

| Action | 1972 (Japan)
Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that the harmony of an ... See full summary »

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Etsuko Ichihara
Shôbun Inoue
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Taketoshi Naitô
Atsuo Nakamura
Kantarô Suga
Asao Uchida
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Thirsting for revenge, Jokichi rashly attempts to assassinate the evil Chogoro but ends up being captured by Yakuza. His life is spared by Boss Juzaburo, in order that the harmony of an important commemoration not be further disturbed. Though now even more of an outcast, Jokichi is asked by another Yakuza boss, Umezo, to guard Oyuki, the wayward daughter of Juzaburo. The tragic consequences of this assignment will lead him into a deadly trap and a final confrontation with Chogoro. Written by Daigoro's Daddy

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I'll have a slice
5 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I could summarize this flick for you, but, I'm not going to do that. Basically, you wouldn't be reading this if you weren't a samurai flick fan. And if you aren't, then this Mikogami Trilogy is a good start (Lone Wolf and Cub also a good start).

What gets my blood pumping in these films and keeps me plastered to the seat is the non-stop jams. How can you have a action hero without a theme song? Where as Trail of Blood represents a softer side of Jokichi, we are given more of adventure into the hardcore drifter side of the man worthy of that cool 70's beat.

Other's say this one lacks story. I disagree. There's a great story here which further develops the overall character of Jokichi the Drifter. And even though I did not like the reverse sword fighting as much in Trail of Blood, Fearless Avenger definitely made me dig it a whole lot more.

Contemporary directors and cinematographers could learn a lot here.


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