Directed by Kihachi Okamoto, Japan, 1966
Starring Toshirō Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
35mm. Approx. 121 min.
General Admission: $10; Student/Senior: $8; JASGP Member: Free.
Nearing the height of his career, Mifune stars alongside Tatsuya Nakadai in a film about a wandering samurai Ryunosuke (Nakadai) whose remorseless killing leaves a trail of enemies chasing behind him. After a botched assassination attempt puts him face-to-face with the more experienced swordsman Shimada (Mifune), Ryunosuke’s confidence is shaken as he descends into madness throughout the final bloody act of this film. In Japanese with English subtitles.