Master filmmaker INAGAKI HIROSHI’S early and yet superior version of the life story of Sasaki Kojiro, the arch-enemy of Miyamoto Musashi.
Following Kojiro from his earliest days through his fateful meeting with Musashi, this movie is filled with exciting and dramatic moments culminating in the best version of the final duel ever seen on film.
OTANI Tomoemon gives a brilliant performance as Sasaki Kojiro, who rises from humble beginnings to national fame.
MIFUNE Toshiro appears as the legendary Master Swordsman Musashi for the first time in his illustrious career and essentially sets the standard for future portrayals.
REMASTERED FOR SUPERIOR PICTURE QUALITY
Based on the original story as written by noted author MURAKAMI GENZO.
1951 - JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES - B&W - FULL SCREEN - 140 MINUTES