7.1/10
72
2 user 1 critic

Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (1964)

After defeat at the Siege of Osaka several survivors attempt to deliver a young prince to safety.

Director:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Feudal Japan. Kamo Serizawa and Isami Kondo turn a collection of student fencers into a band of assassins known as the Shinsen Group, devoted to the Tokugawa shogunate and to an elegant ... See full summary »

Director: Tadashi Sawashima
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaôji
Fantasy | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sukezaemon, a pirate, is shipwrecked in a strange corner of the world. With his companion, a wizard named Sennin, Sukezaemon becomes entangled in a plot by the evil premier to succeed the dying King Raksha.

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tadao Nakamaru, Mie Hama
Machibuse (1970)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the Edo period, a nameless ronin accepts an assignment to go to a mountain pass and wait. Near the pass he stops at an inn where a collection of characters gather, including a gang set ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yûjirô Ishihara, Ruriko Asaoka
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Yuriko Hoshi
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This is the story of "The Forty-Seven Ronin." Based on historical events in 1701 -- 1702, the movie tells the tale of the Asano clan's downfall and the revenge of its former samurai on the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tsunehiko Watase
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Feudal Japan, 1543 to 1562. Kansuke Yamamoto is a samurai who dreams of a country united, peaceful from sea to sea. He enters the service of Takeda, the lord of Kai domain. He convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yoshiko Sakuma, Kinnosuke Nakamura
Chûshingura (1962)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Chûsha Ichikawa, Tatsuya Mihashi
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Hiroki Matsukata
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Yûzô Kayama
Red Lion (1969)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama
Samurai Wolf (1966)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A charismatic ronin gets snared into a conflict between officials at a waystation, and gains the enmity of a group of thugs.

Director: Hideo Gosha
Stars: Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yôsuke Natsuki ... Kiyonosuke
Makoto Satô ... Shuri Kusanagi
Yuriko Hoshi ... Kozato
Kumi Mizuno ... The Witch
Mitsukô Kusabue ... Kozato's Aunt (as Mitsuko Kusabue)
... Kikusato
Akira Kubo
... Ryutaro Inoue
Sachio Sakai
Yoshio Kosugi
Ren Yamamoto
Akira Tani
Someshô Matsumoto
... Lord Akashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryû Kuze
Edit

Storyline

After defeat at the Siege of Osaka several survivors attempt to deliver a young prince to safety.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

swordsmen | based on novel | See All (2) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shikonmado: Big Tornado  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Daredevil in the Castle (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Big budgeted samurai drama packs a tornado.
12 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Set at the end of the Siege of Osaka this film follows the exploits of several members of the defeated Toyotomi clan as they cope with the post battle chaos and the persecution of the Shogun's army.

Five samurai decide on different fates when it becomes clear that their side is being destroyed. One wants to attack the enemy head on in a final honorable death. Another decides to commit hari-kiri but wants to find a glorious view to do it. His close friend, the "coward", just wants to run and give up the life of a samurai. The final two set their own castle on fire to garner favors from the enemy and therefore avert their own death during the massacre of all defeated soldiers as ordered by the shogun. The hari-kiri samurai is disrupted in his task when a Toyotomi princess shows up with the infant male heir to the clan. She is being pursued by three Iga ninjas. He defends her and kills a ninja who turns out to be the father of the other ninjas, a woman and her brother. He escapes with the princess and the infant but loses the infant later when they are ambushed at a safe house. The Iga ninjas have vowed revenge against him as well. Meanwhile the two who set the castle on fire are hired by the shogun's army to start a rebellion against the shogun but to give the army the plans so the rebels can be easily rounded up and killed. The honorable samurai goes crazy and the "coward" becomes a successful merchant. In the midst of this is a mysterious man, dressed as a monk, who fights with a bamboo flute. A side story concerns the princess' elder sister becoming a cynical prostitute after being raped by one of her own clan members. It all comes together at the end for a big unexpected climax.

A very well mounted production from Toho with an excellent score partially composed by Godzilla composer Akira Ikufube. The battle scenes are well mounted with extensive miniature work from special effects master Eji Tsuburaya. It great to see what the man could do when given a good budget. The story is convoluted with the numerous stories running but it works very well. There is some melodrama but all the actors are excellent. Toshiro Mifune is great as the mysterious man but is not the main character.

Many of the themes present in this film have been done elsewhere before and after but that shouldn't prevent you from enjoying this well made production. Recommended.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed