30 hand picked films. A new one every day
A striking samurai film about tale of revenge which coming out ironic and sad, with flow and rythm so unique, it’s definitely one of the best Samurai film coming out from Toei.
Like Kobayashi, Imai was much more interested in critiquing feudal mentality than in making a samurai picture. But when he gets down to it he gives us one of the great showdowns in all the movies.
Slow, measured build-up to an explosion of violence. The frenzied finale will leave you exhausted. With each swing of his sword you'll feel every muscle in your body ache and as he gasps for air your lungs will burn like his.