The remake of “Samurai Vendetta.” The original version had paired Shintaro Katsu with Raizo Ichikawa in an extremely successful film which had helped springboard the two lead actors into their position as Daiei Films biggest stars. By 1969 though, Shintaro Katsu had left to start his own production company, and Raizo Ichikawa had tragically died at a very young age. Seeking to fill the void left by Raizo’s death, Daiei was able to borrow Hiroki Matsukata from Toei to complete a group of movies originally written for the late mega-star and introduced Matsukata with this upgraded version of the familiar story. An extraordinary film with an outstanding story and brilliant swordplay. This is a motion picture not to be missed!
The late Hiroki Matsukata also replaced Raizo Ichikawa in the two last Nemuri Kyoshiro movies and the final movie in the Shinobi No Mono and the modern day Young Boss series!
The tragic, yet exciting story of the friendship between Nakayama Yasubei, a member of the 47 Ronin, and Tange Tenzen, a relative by marriage of the vile Lord Kira. Remake of Hakuôki AKA Samurai Vendetta (1959).
Original titleHiken yaburi
IMDb Rating7,4 10 votes
TMDb Rating7 votes