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Samurai Reincarnation (1981)

Makai tenshô (original title)
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The villain is called Amakusa Shiro Tokaisada. He is actually based on a real christian samurai. The movie was one of the inspirations for the game called 'Samurai Shodown' (actual spelling)

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Kinji Fukasaku
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Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Jubei Yagyu (as Sonny Chiba)
Kenji Sawada ... Shiro Amakusa
Akiko Kana Akiko Kana ... Hosokawa Gracia
Ken Ogata ... Musashi Miyamoto
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Kirimaru Iga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûko Asuka Yûko Asuka ... Koga Kunoichi
Seizô Fukumoto ... Koga Ninja
Jun Hamamura ... Shigesaemon
Hiroshi Inuzuka Hiroshi Inuzuka ... Shugoro
Masataka Iwao Masataka Iwao ... Yasui Tobei
Ai Kanzaki Ai Kanzaki ... Otsuu
Naoko Kubo ... Yajima no tsubone
Noboru Matsuhashi Noboru Matsuhashi ... Ietsuna Tokugawa
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani ... Monk
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Priest Inshun Hozoin
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Storyline

After surviving the slaughter of many Christians 350 years ago, a samurai denounces God for ignoring the pleas of believers. He sells his soul to Satan and receives the power to resurrect the dead to join him in a murderous rampage. He is Shito: he brings to life a woman who was abused by her husband, two swordsmen who want to prove their skill, and a young man yearning for love. Shito leads them in attacks on people powerless in the face of such spirits. It's up to Jubei, the son of one of the resurrected swordsmen, to seek out a maker of swords who can fashion him with a weapon that will kill the undead. Showdowns loom. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Shiro Amakusa: The Tokugawa Shogunate is now about to end.
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Alternate Versions

Original American Release on home video deleted much of the middle of the movie reducing the running time from 122 minutes to 88 minutes and eliminating many important plot points such as the introduction of Jubei's Father. See more »

Connections

Remade as Makai tenshô: The Armageddon (1999) See more »

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Very good for the whole story of Jubei
22 February 2000 | by wesle827See all my reviews

The parts of the movie that I have seen fit to the other story

For those of us who enjoy Martial arts films this one is just the same. The dubbing may have a bit of a flaw but once you get into it,it is a very good story. It is the predecessor of the ''96 title Reborn from Hell, the story in both are similar but Samurai Reincarnation tells more of the story.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 June 1981 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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