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Miyamoto Musashi III: Birth of the Nito-ryu Style (1963)

Miyamoto Musashi: Nitôryû kaigen (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 August 1963 (Japan)
In the third installment of Yoshikawa's novel Musashi, things continue from the 2nd film at the end of battle, where Miyamoto continues on a mission of learning; with the introduction of ... See full summary »

Director:

Tomu Uchida

Writers:

Naoyuki Suzuki (adaptation), Tomu Uchida (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kinnosuke Nakamura Kinnosuke Nakamura ... Miyamoto Musashi (Takezo)
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie ... Otsu
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... Hon'iden Matahachi
Chieko Naniwa ... Osugi
Kusuo Abe Kusuo Abe ... Uncle
Mitsuru Takeuchi Mitsuru Takeuchi ... Jotaro
Michiyo Kogure ... Oko
Satomi Oka Satomi Oka ... Akemi
Shinjirô Ebara Shinjirô Ebara ... Yoshioka Seijuro (as Shinjirô Ehara)
Mikijirô Hira ... Yoshioka Denshichiro
Chôichirô Kawarasaki Chôichirô Kawarasaki ... Hayashi Kichijiro
Hiroshi Minami Hiroshi Minami ... Toji - Gion Fujitsugu
Ryôsuke Kagawa ... Naota Ryohei
Kazutarô Kuni Kazutarô Kuni ... Yokoyama Kansuke
Kin'ya Suzuki Kin'ya Suzuki ... Oike
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In the third installment of Yoshikawa's novel Musashi, things continue from the 2nd film at the end of battle, where Miyamoto continues on a mission of learning; with the introduction of his arch-rival Sasaki Kojiro; and lastly the large cast of characters rendezvouses for a fateful finale. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Followed by Miyamoto Musashi VI (1971) See more »

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A parody and a disaster
18 March 2018 | by NanoFrogSee all my reviews

No. I only gave this absurd film a 3 due to its fine cinema-photography. The story takes the legendary idea of master swordsman Myamoto Musashi and splits it into two different people, both named Musashi and from that silly premise the film gets worse in every frame. It sort of mimics the well-known story of the more historic figure, but divides it between two personalities, one young, one old. The actor playing the older one is possible the ugliest Japanese actor ever to appear in a film. The sword scenes are flimsy and poorly executed. The young Musashi goes on to star in the "Sleepy Eyes" series and he is in fact quite a good actor, but his budding talent is wasted in this farce. the plots are simple enough...duels between swordsmen for no reason other than fame. Followed by mindless revenge plots by their friends, that go nowhere and disappear. I love Japanese Samurai films, but this is pure junk. What the writer had in mind is unknown, as the film is an absolute insult to the actual legend of the magnificent Myamoto Musashi and otherwise makes the idea of telling a great story into a lampoon of itself, played with a straight face. Perhaps the poorest and lamest of the many awesome Samurai films that came out in the 1960s.


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 August 1963 (Japan) See more »

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