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Miyamoto Musashi V: Duel at Ganryu Island (1965)

Miyamoto Musashi: Ganryû-jima no kettô (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 4 September 1965 (Japan)
The fifth and final installment with the build up of the epic battle between Sasaki Kojiro and Miyamoto Musashi. With all the familiar characters making appearances: Otsu (Musashi's great ... See full summary »

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Tomu Uchida

Writers:

Naoyuki Suzuki (adaptation), Tomu Uchida (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Kinnosuke Nakamura Kinnosuke Nakamura ... Miyamoto Musashi (Takezo)
Ken Takakura ... Sasaki Kojiro
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie ... Otsu
Chieko Naniwa ... Grandmother Osugi
Isao Kimura Isao Kimura ... Hon'iden Matahachi
Yoshinobu Kaneko Yoshinobu Kaneko ... Misawa Iori
Michiyo Kogure ... Oko
Satomi Oka Satomi Oka ... Akemi
Kusuo Abe Kusuo Abe ... Fuchikawa Goroku
Chôichirô Kawarasaki Chôichirô Kawarasaki ... Kichijiro Hayashi
Koreya Senda ... Hon'ami Koetsu
Zekô Nakamura Zekô Nakamura ... Zushi Nojisuke
Sumiko Hidaka Sumiko Hidaka ... Court Lady
Shinnosuke Ogata Shinnosuke Ogata ... Kawajo no Kumagoro
Takahiro Tamura ... Yagyu Tajima
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The fifth and final installment with the build up of the epic battle between Sasaki Kojiro and Miyamoto Musashi. With all the familiar characters making appearances: Otsu (Musashi's great love), Akemi, Matahachi (his former fellow soldier), old lady Osugi (still doggedly trying to defeat Musashi), and even the return of Priest Takuan (the man responsible for his journey towards enlightenment). But most of all, the boastful, long-haired and long-sworded Sasaki Kojiro. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama

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

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Fifth and final
23 November 2001 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

For anyone who hasn't seen the first four films, never fear. This episode begins with quite a long recap. But beware ! Some of the recap misrepresents the story. But no matter. Episode 5 is pretty good, in fact nearly as good as the first ep.

All the familiar characters are still there. Otsu (MM's great love), Akemi, Matahachi (his former fellow soldier), old lady Osugi (still doggedly trying to defeat MM), and even the return of Priest Takuan (the man responsible for MM's journey towards enlightenment). But most of all, the boastful, long-haired and long-sworded Kojiro Sasaki. Most of the final ep builds up to MM's battle with KS. However, the highlights for me were Takuan's brief appearances (this guy is just so likeable !) and another love scene between Otsu and MM. Curiously, there is also quite a lot of humour in this one. For instance, the scenes featuring the horse traders, who initially try to oppose MM but soon become his faithful followers, are simply hilarious.

I found the final battle with KS to be quite a letdown, particularly as it was to be the climax of the series.

But, again, no matter, this is still well worth watching. Either as part of the series or on its own.


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 September 1965 (Japan) See more »

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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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