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Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (1966)

Nemuri Kyôshirô: Tajôken (original title)
Princess Kiku, Shogun's daughter, wants revenge on Nemuri Kyoshiro for embarrassing her.

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Raizô Ichikawa ... Nemuri Kyoshiro
... (as Yoshie Mizutani)
Ichirô Nakatani
Keiko Kayama
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Michiko Ai ... Princess Kiku
Tamotsu Fujiharu
Ryûtarô Gomi
Kiyoshi Itô
Kanae Kobayashi
Kôichi Mizuhara
Ikuno Mori
Hideki Ninomiya
Eigorô Onoe
Akiko Santo
Kimiko Tachibana
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Princess Kiku, Shogun's daughter, wants revenge on Nemuri Kyoshiro for embarrassing her.

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12 March 1966 (Japan)  »

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An Okay Samurai film
23 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a typical samurai film. The masked daughter of the Shogun wants to kill a samurai who has seen her scarred face. I guess she's a little self-conscious about her appearance. Anyways, she sends waves of ninja warriors to kill the samurai and plots diabolical schemes / ambushes without much success.

This film is apparently part of a series featuring the same samurai character. The masked princess also featured in the 4th film of the series, so this is sort of a revenge film.

The film is okay, although production values are a little low, and the fight scenes are merely average. Still, if you like serial-type films or samurai films, this is good for a couple of hours of entertainment.


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