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Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)

Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 May 1945 (Japan)
Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Writers:

Tsuneo Tomita (novel), Akira Kurosawa
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ... Shogoro Yano
Susumu Fujita Susumu Fujita ... Sanshiro Sugata
Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ... Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
Akitake Kôno Akitake Kôno ... Genzaburo Higaki
Yukiko Todoroki ... Sayo
Sôji Kiyokawa Sôji Kiyokawa ... Yujiro Toda
Masayuki Mori ... Yoshima Dan
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Kohei Tsuzaki
Ko Ishida Ko Ishida ... Daisuburo Hidarimonji
Kazu Hikari Kazu Hikari ... Kihei Sekine
Kokuten Kôdô ... Buddhist Priest Saiduchi
Ichirô Sugai ... Yoshizo Fubiki
Osman Yusuf ... American Sailor (as Osman Yusef)
Roy James Roy James ... William Lister
E.H. Eric E.H. Eric
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Storyline

In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the foreign warrior. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The tale of Sanshiro Sugata continues!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Akira Kurosawa had no intention of ever making a sequel to Sanshiro Sugata (1943), but Toho pressured him into it after its great success. See more »

Connections

Follows Sanshiro Sugata (1943) See more »

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A great disappointment
6 April 2004 | by matt-803See all my reviews

I searched for this film for many years after having seen and loved the original. After living in Japan for a while I came across a Japanese language version.

This movie was a great disappointment to me and I'm sorry to say that Donald Ritchie's observation that Akira did not seem to take this project seriously seems to hold true. It has none of the visual or dramatic impact of the first Sanshiro film leaving only a standard Japanese propaganda film with little in the way of new scenarios,characterization or concepts.

Unfortunately, even for fans like myself of Kurosawa this film is hardly worth watching.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 May 1945 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two See more »

Filming Locations:

Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan

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Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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