Set in early 17th-century Japan, shipwrecked English navigator John Blackthorne finds intrigue and culture shock in a feudal society that puts a premium on honor. A rival Lord sentences Blackthorne to death.
Did You Know?
Damien Thomas (Father Alvito) and John Rhys-Davies (Pilot Rodrigues) were also in the mini-series Noble House, another James Clavell adaptation. Rhys-Davies plays Quillian Gornt, owner of a company in Hong Kong whose ship names always use "Pilot." Clavell's historical novels often interwove the same families, centuries apart. See more