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Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

Sugata Sanshiro (original title)
The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

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Akira Kurosawa, Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûzô Kayama ... Sanshiro Sugata
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Genshiro
Eiji Okada ... Gennosuke / Tesshin
Takashi Shimura ... Mishima
Bokuzen Hidari ... Priest
Daisuke Katô Daisuke Katô ... Hansuke Murai
Yumiko Kokonoe Yumiko Kokonoe ... Sayo, Hansuke's daughter
Tatsuhiko Namisato Tatsuhiko Namisato ... Daisaburo Hidarimonji
Kinji Matsueda Kinji Matsueda ... Yoshimaro Dan
Hiroshi Aoyama Hiroshi Aoyama ... Toranosuke Shinkai
Yoshirô Aoki Yoshirô Aoki ... Yujiro Toda
Kenji Kodama ... Kohei Tsuzaki
Yoji Arisawa Yoji Arisawa ... Nemoto
Toshio Chiba Toshio Chiba ... Torakichi
Chôko Iida ... Old Lady
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The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of physical skill, but an art which reveals the artist to himself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 August 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanshiro Sugata See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Remade as Sanshiro Sugata (1970) See more »

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Sugata Sanshiro: Entirely not needed
29 July 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

This version of Sugata Sanshiro is a strange creature as it's essentially a remake of both the 1943 original and 1945 sequel wrapped up into one single movie.

What makes matters even more unusual is that it's made by the same people, it is also a Toho production.

Not only is it a remake of both of these films but it is a near scene for scene replica and that's just bizzare.

Standing at around two and a half hours it is near identical to the original movies and even remains black & white. Are the cast as competent? Absolutely. But why did this even need to be a thing?

I'm against remakes at the best of times, but a scene for scene one just seems so very strange to me.

I'd advise anyone wants to see the Sugata Sanshiro storyline to watch the original two movies. Not so much because they're better, but because they are the true movies and this is just an imitator.

The Good:

Fight sequences have improved

The Bad:

Drags due to being essentially 2 movies merged

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I will never understand the logic of scene for scene remakes


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