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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.
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.