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Program Title: Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
EASC Code: JS-80
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Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama, History
Program Type: Feature
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Release Date: 1955
Running Time: 103 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Hiroshi Inagaki's acclaimed Samaurai triology is based on the novel that has been called Japan's Gone with the Wind. This sweeping saga of te legendary 17th-century samaurai Musashi Miyamoto (powerfully portrayed by Toshiro Mifune) plays out against the turmoil of a devstating civil war. The Trilogy follows Musashi's odyssey from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. In the second and most violent installment, Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Mushashi beates a samurai armed with a shain and sickel and is later set upon by eighty samurai disciples--orchestrated by the sinister Kojiro--while the two women who love him watch helplessly.
Data Entry Date: 8/16/2007