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Rônin-gai (1990)

A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes.

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Itarô Yamagami (story), Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoshio Harada ... Gen'nai Aramaki
Kanako Higuchi Kanako Higuchi ... Oshin
Renji Ishibashi ... Gonbei Horo
Kaoru Sugita Kaoru Sugita ... Obun
Hiroko Isayama Hiroko Isayama ... Oyô
Takuya Fujisaki Takuya Fujisaki ... Sakichi
Moeko Ezawa Moeko Ezawa ... Otoku
Tatsu Nakamura Tatsu Nakamura ... Onaka
Manko Kurenai Manko Kurenai ... Osen
Yukie Kagawa Yukie Kagawa ... Otsuya
Fumiaki Tonamiyama Fumiaki Tonamiyama ... Dendayû Obata
Takashi Tsumura Takashi Tsumura ... Constable Kashiwagi
Takuji Aoki Takuji Aoki ... Kenzô Umataka
Hideyo Amamoto ... Monk with biwa
Mami Kaneko Mami Kaneko ... Oraku
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A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes.

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Release Date:

18 August 1990 (Japan) See more »

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Produced in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the death of Shôzô Makino, the father of Japanese cinema. See more »

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Remake of Rônin-gai (1957) See more »

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Poorly executed
28 May 2005 | by nebbsSee all my reviews

With a storyline that has so much promise, and as a tribute to the father of its genre (chambera/jidai-geki), I found this version of Ronin Gai to be both weak and disappointing. The editing and camera-work were dull, close-ups that were cried out for failed to materialize, the incidental music was irrelevant, and characterizations while promising, never attained their potential. The director was supposedly inspired to become such by Kurosawa's work, but aside from a few half-hearted rip-offs there is absolutely nothing of that great director's magic here. This is a bland samurai film in the extreme, and very disappointing.


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