Benkei, a master fighter and killer, vows never to take another life after his conversion to Buddhism. His faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". Taking up his sword once more, he sets out to end their murderous terror.
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The bridge-burning at the end of the film had to be shot three times, twice in long shot and once in close-up. To allow the bridge to be re-lit, it was wrapped in thick fabric from top to bottom. See more
Tetsukichi, you used to make swords for warrior monks, didn't you? Yet you abandoned forging for a life of scavenging other's swords.
I couldn't stand seeing my work go to "holy" men. Hypocrites like you... devout in word, yet murderous in deed.
I don't kill men, just demons.
What's that? Monk logic?
Most festival prints are missing over 40 minutes of footage. Most of the political subplots were removed. See more
7 October 2000 (Japan)
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Also Known As:
Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle
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