aka: Bandits vs Samurai Squadron - The underrated jewel of Gosha's career, it isn’t much of a spoiler to say that no one is going to be riding happily off into the sunset in this one. Gosha would never allow it.
Wronged Samurai turned crime boss, Kumokiri Nizaemon, has assembled a rather large gang of thieves for one final job. He wants to top off his ten years of ruthless banditry with the deception and robbery of the district’s largest kimono wholesaler. Unfortunately for Kumokiri and his band of thieves, they are being hotly hunted by an elite Samurai squadron, led by Shikubu Abe, who are honor-bound to thwart them.
DIRECTED BY: GOSHA HIEDEO
Stars: NAKADAI TATSUYA, TAMBA TETSURO, ICHIKAWA SHOGORO AND JO SHISHIDO
1978 - JAPANESE with OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES - COLOR - 16:9 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN - 163 MINUTES