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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.

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Samurai Reincarnation Directed by Kinji Fukasaku

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1982 | 2 wins including: Best Art Direction

1982 | Nominee: Best Sound

Critics reviews

Fukusaku applied modern special effects to a pair of fantasy-tinged swordplay stories, Samurai Reincarnation (81) and Legend of Eight Samurai (83), both shallow but entertaining genre films with terrific action and production design.
March 04, 2016

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