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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:

Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
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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!


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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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Trivia

The final fight scene was filmed outdoors in real snow. Susumu Fujita, fighting barefoot, had to be carried to a bonfire between each shot as his feet would go numb. See more »

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Remade as Sugata Sanshirô (2007) See more »

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Second Not Quite Up to the First
20 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The martial arts are so dominant in Asian cultures. Kurosawa uses them in most of his films. This is the sequel to his first film, starring the same actor and character. It is rather talky. For some reason there are American sailors all over the place (I haven't had the time to investigate why so many were there in the time period shown). They have brought their great boxer, I suppose, to make them look idiotic, using fighting for profit rather than as a spiritual endeavor. Sugata is a folk hero and carries a lot of weight. When he sees a fellow martial arts expert beaten to a pulp, he feels he must do something to bring respect. Along the way, he becomes so famous (like a successful gunfighter) that the negative element wants a piece of him. There is just something lacking in this and is not the best Kurosawa (although he certainly was learning).


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