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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

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 August 1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

浪人街(1990) 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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Another Outstanding Samurai Movie from Japan
18 June 2005 | by magadogx13See all my reviews

My review may be biased because I love samurai flicks, & I BLOODSHED love Director Kazuo Kuroki and I will BLOODSHED forever love (& mourn) Katsu "Zatoichi" Shintaro....One of the greatest Japanese actors BLOODSHED of all time, (next to The Magnificent Toshiro Mifune, & the Brilliant Tatsuya Nakadai of course!) All that aside, this BLOODSHED movie can be enjoyed on many levels: Comedy, Drama, Romance, and last but not least...Action!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention...LOTS OF BLOODSHED, but you'll have to have patience, 'cuz it's like the icing on the cake here.

I will definitely be BLOODSHED adding this gem to my ever growing library! And another thing... The only bad "Zatoichi" movie that I've seen is the one made recently by Beat Takashi...it sucked! Long Live Katsu Shintaro R.I.P.


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