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3.9
14 Ratings

Brutal Story at End of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Bakumatsu zankoku monogatari

Directed by Tai Katô
Japan, 1964
Action

Synopsis

Shot with haunting, blood-spattered cinematography by Juhei Suzuki, this film is like a samurai version of Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket that chronicles the brutal indoctrination of a young peasant into the ranks of the Shinsengumi, a notorious band of political assassins in 1860’s Japan.

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Brutal Story at End of the Tokugawa Shogunate Directed by Tai Katô