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Satan's Sword II (1960)

Daibosatsu toge: Ryujin no maki (original title)
Ryunosuke awakens in the forest having no more idea what happened that previous night, as he'd been drunk & hallucinatory. He is surrounded by corpses & can surmise it's his own handiwork.

Director:

Kenji Misumi

Writer:

Kaizan Nakazato (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Raizô Ichikawa ... Tsukue Ryunosuke
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô ... Uzuki Hyoma
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Otoyo
Fujiko Yamamoto ... Omatsu
Yutaka Nakamura
Akihiko Katayama Akihiko Katayama
Reiko Fujiwara
Tokiko Mita Tokiko Mita
Mieko Kondô Mieko Kondô
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Ryunosuke awakens in the forest having no more idea what happened that previous night, as he'd been drunk & hallucinatory. He is surrounded by corpses & can surmise it's his own handiwork.

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This sequel was released only nine weeks after the original film. See more »

Connections

Followed by Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961) See more »

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My Favorite in the Trilogy
29 August 2020 | by jrd_73See all my reviews

The second Daibosatsu Toge (Satan's Sword) film improves on the first one, and is the best of the three films where Ichikawa Raizo plays Ryunosuke Tsuke, the murderous protagonist of the series.

The first film ended in a cliffhanger, the second film opens somewhat unsatisfyingly after the climatic duel at the end of the first film. Hyoma is still seeking vengeance for his dead brother. O-Matsu, the girl's whose grandfather Ryunosuke killed at the beginning of the first film, has been sold to a courtesan. The film introduces a new character, a ronin that Ryunosuke meets on the road who gets our anti-hero involved with members of the Tenchu Group, a rebellious group which wants to overthrow the shogun. I believe Ryunosuke worked for a pro-shogunate group in the first entry, but Ryunosuke is first and foremost a killer. Politics do not mean much to him.

Once again, the film's strengths are its bright colors (Kenji Misumi returns as director) and Ichikawa Raizo's performance as the smug killer Ryunosuke. This second entry has more excitement, particularly in the second half. Ichikawa Raizo gets even more of a chance to shine in the role. The climax builds to a mountaintop duel while a fire rages in the village below. This is a visually arresting, if sudden (another cliffhanger ending is coming soon), finale.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 December 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Espada Demoníaca: Segunda Época See more »

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Daiei Studios See more »
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