The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu's mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal.

Directing:
  • Kinji Fukasaku

Writing:
  • Kinji Fukasaku
  • Hirô Matsuda
  • Tatsuo Nogami

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-01-21
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  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 130
Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifun...
Lord of Owari
Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sana...
Hayate
Kinnosuke Nakamura
Kinnosuke Nak...
Yagyu Tajima
Sonny Chiba
Sonny Chiba
Jûbê Yagyû
Hiroki Matsukata
Hiroki Matsuk...
Iemitsu Tokugawa (Older Prince)
Teruhiko Saigô
Teruhiko Saig...
Tadanaga Tokugawa (Younger Prince)
Reiko Ôhara
Reiko Ôhara
Okuni (Singer)
Yoshio Harada
Yoshio Harada
Sanza Nagoya (Flute Player)
Isao Natsuyagi
Isao Natsuyag...
Shozaemon Bekki
Mikio Narita
Mikio Narita
Ayamaro Karasumasu
Nenji Kobayashi
Nenji Kobayas...
Scarred Ronin
Nobuo Kaneko
Nobuo Kaneko
Etsuko Shihomi
Etsuko Shihom...
Yagyu Akane
Jirô Chiba
Jirô Chiba
Yagyu Samon
Hideo Murota
Hideo Murota
Sagenta Nogero
Ichirô Nakatani
Ichirô Nakata...
Gyobu Amano
Tetsurō Tamba
Tetsurō Tamba
Ogasawara Gensinsai
Sanae Nakahara
Sanae Nakahar...
Lady Kusaga
Shinsuke Ashida
Shinsuke Ashi...
Chamberlain Doi
Isuzu Yamada
Isuzu Yamada
Oeyo
Seizô Fukumoto
Seizô Fukumot...
Yukinojo Gensinsai
Harumi Sone
Harumi Sone
Ronin