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Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)

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

Director:

Akira Kurosawa

Writers:

Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
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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 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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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!

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Action | Adventure

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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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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Zoku Sugata Sanshirô: By the numbers sequel
28 July 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Though not impressed with the original Sanshiro Sugata I did consider it a noteworthy film in Japanese movie history and certainly had its charm.

The sequel see's our judo fighter hero presented with further foes he must vanquish and more moral dilemmas. Ontop of this he finds himself pressured into participating in an east vs west/boxing vs judo bout.

This sequel was heavily criticized and considered a propaganda film (Of which there were many around this time coming out of Japan). Truth be told I don't understand why or how this could be considered such, there was no military/political motivation to be found.

Inferior to the original? Yes, but not by much. The Sanshiro Sugata movies have their merits but don't deserve (In my opinion) the critical acclaim they recieved. I'm curious what happened with the sequels and quite look forward to finding out.

The Good:

Follows on from the original well

The Bad:

Looks dated even for its time

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Susumu Fujita was reincarnated as Mark Dacascos

Fighting barefoot in the snow for real, there should be an oscar category for such feats!


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