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Shogun's Samurai (1978)

12/07/1984 (US) ActionDramaAdventure 2h 10m


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.

  1. Kinji Fukasaku

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tatsuo Nogami


  3. Hiro Matsuda


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kinnosuke Nakamura

    Kinnosuke Nakamura

    Yagyu Tajima

  2. Sonny Chiba

    Sonny Chiba

    Jûbê Yagyû

  3. Hiroki Matsukata

    Hiroki Matsukata

    Iemitsu Tokugawa (Older Prince)

  4. Teruhiko Saigō

    Teruhiko Saigō

    Tadanaga Tokugawa (Younger Prince)

  5. Reiko Ōhara

    Reiko Ōhara

    Okuni (Singer)

  6. Yoshio Harada

    Yoshio Harada

    Sanza Nagoya (Flute Player)

  7. Isao Natsuyagi

    Isao Natsuyagi

    Shozaemon Bekki

  8. Mikio Narita

    Mikio Narita

    Ayamaro Karasumasu

  9. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Lord of Owari

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Shogun's Samurai
Shogun's Samurai

Original Title 柳生一族の陰謀

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

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