The Shogun’s Samurai

The Shogun’s Samurai

Jan. 21, 1978 130 Min.
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Kinnosuke Nakamura isYagyu Tajima
Yagyu Tajima
Sonny Chiba isJûbê Yagyû
Jûbê Yagyû
Hiroki Matsukata isIemitsu Tokugawa (Older Prince)
Iemitsu Tokugawa (Older Prince)
Teruhiko Saigô isTadanaga Tokugawa (Younger Prince)
Tadanaga Tokugawa (Younger Prince)
Reiko Ôhara isOkuni (Singer)
Okuni (Singer)
Yoshio Harada isSanza Nagoya (Flute Player)
Sanza Nagoya (Flute Player)
Isao Natsuyagi isShozaemon Bekki
Shozaemon Bekki
Mikio Narita isAyamaro Karasumasu
Ayamaro Karasumasu
Toshirō Mifune isLord of Owari
Lord of Owari

Synopsis

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.

The Shogun’s Samurai
The Shogun’s Samurai
The Shogun’s Samurai
The Shogun’s Samurai
Original title Yagyû ichizoku no inbô
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