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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Sanbiki no samurai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 13 May 1964 (Japan)
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing their unfair taxes, a wandering ronin decides to give them some help.

Director:

Hideo Gosha

Writers:

Keiichi Abe (screenplay), Hideo Gosha (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sakon Shiba
Isamu Nagato ... Kyôjûrô Sakura
Mikijirô Hira ... Einosuke Kikyô
Miyuki Kuwano ... Aya
Yoshiko Kayama ... Oyasu
Kyôko Aoi Kyôko Aoi ... Omitsu
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Jinbê
Tatsuya Ishiguro ... Uzaemon Matsushita
Hisashi Igawa ... Mosuke
Ichirô Izawa Ichirô Izawa ... Tanabe
Jun Tatara Jun Tatara ... Yasugorô
Toshie Kimura ... Oine
Yôko Mihara ... Omaki
Kichijirô Ueda ... Ishigaki
Nakajirô Tomita Nakajirô Tomita ... Onda
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Storyline

Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the magistrate's guard, Sakura and Kikyo. The three outlaws find themselves in a battle to the death. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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This is a chanbara (sword fighting) film. See more »

Quotes

Sakon Shiba: [Threatening to kill the Magistrate; his daughter physically intervenes] For his victims' sake, I can't allow him to live.
Aya: Please!
Sakon Shiba: Move, or I'll kill you!
Aya: Kill me, then. No matter what he's done, I'm still his daughter.
Sakon Shiba: [the Magistrate breaks free and runs for it, but Shiba deftly cuts off his top knot with a quick thrust of his sword] Let the lord see you in disgrace. Let the peasants see you in disgrace.
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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) See more »

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Engaging
27 July 2020 | by keshby3636See all my reviews

It's quickly obvious that Gosha owes a debt to Kurasawa. The storyline and actors are easy to parallel in Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, etc. but still it stands on it's own. It's cast is engaging, from the lone samurai, the guilty samurai to the rather epicurean samurai. The lead actor may be no Mifune but he's still satisfying in his role.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 May 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Outlaw Samurai See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Production Co:

Samurai Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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