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Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade (1963)

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Sappôchô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 2 November 1963 (Japan)
Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double crosses. The leader of the Kaga clan, who ... See full summary »

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Tokuzô Tanaka
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Credited cast:
Raizô Ichikawa ... Nemuri Kyoshiro
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Chisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinobu Araki Shinobu Araki
Saburô Date ... Zeniya Gohei
Jun Fujikawa Jun Fujikawa
Gen Kimura Gen Kimura
Katsuhiko Kobayashi Katsuhiko Kobayashi
Hideo Kuroki Hideo Kuroki
Chitose Maki Chitose Maki
Kaoru Miyoshi Kaoru Miyoshi
Shôzô Nanbu Shôzô Nanbu
Hiroyoshi Nishioka Hiroyoshi Nishioka
Shinji Nunome Shinji Nunome
Keiko Ogimachi Keiko Ogimachi
Sônosuke Sawamura
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Nemuri Kyoshiro, a youthful and cynical ronin with unparalleled skill, is approached by both sides in a game of corruption, ambition, and double crosses. The leader of the Kaga clan, who thinks he has killed his smuggling partner, fears that the shogunate will discover his illegal activities. He learns of evidence that will prove his guilt. Meanwhile, his partner is not dead, and, assisted by a master of Shorenji boxing, is looking for revenge and for his loot. The Kaga leader sends the beautiful Chisa to enlist Nemuri's aid. The unexpected happens: the hard-bitten Nemuri falls in love. Can he protect her, topple the criminals, and avoid the boxer's deadly skill? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama

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Not Rated
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Followed by Sleepy Eyes of Death: Hell Is a Woman (1968) See more »

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Not so good first episode in a long running series
12 August 2001 | by deadjoeSee all my reviews

Nemury Kyoshiro was one of the most well know chanbara series in Japan. With Raizo Ishikawa who died at 37 years old.

I have a huge deception when i see this movie. When you compare with the first Zatoichi or another chanbara of the time, you find this one very boring. But unlike other series like James Bond or Zatoichi for example, the better have to come.

Watch for the other. As the series evolve, the film are better. (sorry for my bad english)


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 November 1963 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade See more »

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Daiei Studios See more »
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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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