For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
14 Ratings

Samurai Reincarnation

Makai tenshô

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Japan, 1981
Action, Fantasy, Horror


A 17th-century Christian uprising against a domineering government ends in the tragic death of the revolt’s leader, Shiro Amakusa. When Shiro’s resurrected as an evil spirit, he immediately seeks out those who executed him, hoping to obtain justice.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Samurai Reincarnation Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Art Direction

1982 | Nominee: Best Sound

What are people saying?

Related films