Samurai Assassin (1965)

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Synopsis:
Threatened from the East and West, Japan and the Tokugawa Shogunate are dangerously unstable. Lord Li Naosuke, the 'Red Devil', has raised up a puppet figure to become the Shogun lemoshil. The year is 1860. Among his opposition is the Mito Clan. Undefeated, they are planning his assassination. Amongst their numbers is one Niiro Tsurichiyo (Toshiro Mifune). The illegitimate son of a powerful nobleman, Niiro has been brought up in a merchants household, harbouring ambitions to become a samurai. A swordsman of outstanding ability, a social outcast, earning his living through brawling and blackmail. Now the Mito Clan suspect him of being a spy.
Mifune holds the screen with a commanding performanceof an unprincipled man who moves to the brink of personal tradgedy in an action that threatens to destroy a dynasty.
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Directors:
Producers:
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Writers:
Shinobu Hashimoto, Jiromasa Gunji
Aka:
Samurai
Studio:
Artsmagic Ltd.
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
Countries:
Japan, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
122 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Toshiro Mifune Biography
  • Movie Stills
  • Kihachi Okamoto Biography
  • Cast Pictures
  • Warrior Titles Cover Artwork

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