The Phoenix

(1978)
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This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumihiko of Matsuro to hunt the phoenix so that Queen Himiko, sister of Susano-O can have eteranal life.

  1. Kon Ichikawa

    Director

  2. Shuntaro Tanikawa

    Screenplay

  3. Osamu Tezuka

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jun Fubuki

    Jun Fubuki

    Oro

  2. Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Sarutahaiko, General of the Yamatai

  3. Toshinori Omi

    Toshinori Omi

    Nagi

  4. Masao Kusakari

    Masao Kusakari

    Yumihiko of Matsuro

  5. Kaoru Yumi

    Kaoru Yumi

    Uzume, a dancer from Matsuro

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The Phoenix

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Original Title 火の鳥

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 12, 1978
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 17m

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