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Tsubaki Sanjûrô (2007)

A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of young warriors whose leader was taken captive by a gang of ambitious officers.

Director:

Yoshimitsu Morita

Writers:

Ryûzô Kikushima (screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yûji Oda Yûji Oda ... Sanjûrô Tsubaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Makoto Fujita Makoto Fujita ... Mr. Mutsuta
Shin'yû Fujiwara Shin'yû Fujiwara
Tsuyoshi Hayashi Tsuyoshi Hayashi ... Bunji Terada
Ichitaro Ichitaro ... Kunie Hogawa
Yoshihiro Kasuya Yoshihiro Kasuya ... Shin Kawahara
Morio Kazama Morio Kazama ... Takebayashi
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Kurofuji
Yukichi Kobayashi Yukichi Kobayashi ... Kakuzo Hatta
Miyuki Komagata Miyuki Komagata
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Iori Isaka
Chisato Morishita Chisato Morishita
Eri Murakawa Eri Murakawa ... Koiso
Michita Nagatsuka Michita Nagatsuka
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Mrs. Mutsuta
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A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of young warriors whose leader was taken captive by a gang of ambitious officers.

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Official Sites:

Toho [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 December 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanjûrô See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,712,753
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sometimes remakes are needed.
20 August 2013 | by roweriversSee all my reviews

The sad truth is very few Japanese under 35 have seen a Kurosawa movie. They just aren't interested in something so old-fashioned. With this in mind, it's actually a good thing that they remade this movie. Sure, it pales in comparison to the original. But it is very entertaining – especially if you haven't seen the original. Yuji Oda, one of the top stars in Japan, has a lot of fun playing the scruffy master-less samurai who calls himself Tsubaki Sanjuro (the thirty-year- old Camelia). He's rude and cynical and domineering, but still willing to help the innocent-but- hopeless young samurai rescue their chamberlain from a group of corrupt officials. There's a lot of bloodless sword action, though the sound effects are pretty descriptive. Director Yoshimitsu Morita gives the film a light touch, and it flows by quickly, which is perfect for this generation. And if it makes them want to see Kurosawa's originals, so much the better.


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