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The Master Spearman

Sake to onna to yari

Directed by Tomu Uchida
Japan, 1960
Adventure, Drama


Just as stylised as Mad Fox, this unmissable chambara (swordfighting films set in feudal Japan) an often satirical, furious attack on (or is it a defence of?) samurai values. The servant Kurodo briefly manages to exchange the violent machinations at court for a rural paradise.

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The Master Spearman Directed by Tomu Uchida

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