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Jigoku is a samurai outlaw who is on the run with his motley bunch of followers. There's a bounty on his head with a cute female bounty hunter named Yuri The Pistol who's an ace gunslinger ... See full summary »

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Kaizô Hayashi

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Kaizô Hayashi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Takashima ... Jigoku Gokurakumaru
Narumi Yasuda Narumi Yasuda ... Yuri the Pistol
Bengaru Bengaru ... Togizo the Squire
Shirô Sano ... Bunshichi the Puppetmaster
Baiken Jukkanji Baiken Jukkanji ... Kagidama the Pyrotech
Teru Teru ... Torisuke the Kitemaker (as Teruhiko Uragami)
Masumi Nagasaki Masumi Nagasaki ... Kikumaru
Chiyonosuke Azuma Chiyonosuke Azuma ... Tokugawa Ieyasu
Mikio Narita Mikio Narita ... Hayashi Razan
Kenya Sawada ... Tobatsu
Takuya Wada Takuya Wada ... Ashura
Seigen Nakayama Seigen Nakayama ... Ragora
Michiru Akiyoshi Michiru Akiyoshi ... Mawarame
Jian Xiu Jian Xiu ... Tattoo Man (as Shu Ken)
Yukio Yamato Yukio Yamato ... Hattori Hanzo
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Jigoku is a samurai outlaw who is on the run with his motley bunch of followers. There's a bounty on his head with a cute female bounty hunter named Yuri The Pistol who's an ace gunslinger hot on his tail. He immediately falls for the woman due to her gutsy spirit. Jigoku is shown a map that can lead to some treasure. Dodging many booby-traps, he comes across a golden sword in a cave which is stuck in a rock. After managing to free the sword, he finds out that it is the key to reaching Zipang - a mythical City Of Gold which is full of untold riches and ruled by a Golden King. He keeps a woman all locked up in an ice prison as he despises love. The woman's lover (a near naked man who looks like a Samoan warrior) who was locked away with the sword that Jigoku has taken is released and he goes after Jigoku as well. Adding to Jigoku's woes is a Lord who orders his blue ninja army to pursue and steal the golden sword away from him. After finally arriving in Zipang, will Jigoku be able to ...

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 January 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kabuki Quantum Fighter See more »

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Jigoku's swords are numbered 1-9, but you don't get to see all of them, in order of use they are... sword no 7 - 17 kills (long samurai sword) sword no.6 - 12 kills (2 daggers in single scabbard) sword no.5 - 12 kills (long handle short sword that fires blade) sword no.4 - 22 kills (sword with scabbard that attaches to handle) sword no.3 - 1 kill (long very flexible sword) sword no.1 - 52 kills (very long samurai sword) sword number 9 - 1 kill (Large curved, wide bladed scimitar) another sword of his is seen, a large samurai sword with a spinning top on the hilt. Jigoku kills 146 people throughout the movie. See more »

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Endless Rain
Written by Yoshiki
Performed by X Japan
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Amazing with it's stupidity
21 December 2006 | by mavruda1977See all my reviews

Well , I've had enough with stupid movies, but this one has something in deep. Actually I could not find it, but this movie make me to laugh on some proper moments. The beginning was strange and I saw some well known characters like : Zatoichi - but this one could see, Sazen Tange, an European sword fighter(?!?) and a bunch of samurais waiting on a bridge just to be slayed by Jigoku's sword. If we ignore the idiotic idea of having assistants who passes the sword to Jigoku like golf sticks, we have a fairy tale. A queen of the sunless land, a weird tattooed nudist (this guy rock- in the beginning he just yells like a savage guy and almost everyone could kick his butt all the time. It was hilarious.) We do have a strange vision of love between Yuri the pistol and Jugoku. Well the pistols , rocket launchers and other stuff along with the faked midget elephant make this movie a tale about a strange world - as it is in: The NeverEnding Story. It's probably the same. Next thing is the quest of finding a treasure - a golden sword (ignore the strange useless shape of it) and funny ninja tricks. Just see the movie without having great expectations.


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