The Phoenix

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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


  2. Shuntaro Tanikawa


  3. Osamu Tezuka


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jun Fubuki

    Jun Fubuki


  2. Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Tomisaburō Wakayama

    Sarutahaiko, General of the Yamatai

  3. Toshinori Omi

    Toshinori Omi


  4. Masao Kusakari

    Masao Kusakari

    Yumihiko of Matsuro

  5. Kaoru Yumi

    Kaoru Yumi

    Uzume, a dancer from Matsuro

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The Phoenix


Original Title 火の鳥

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 12, 1978


Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget -

Revenue -



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