The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

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

Overview

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, Writer

  2. Hirô Matsuda

    Writer

  3. Tatsuo Nogami

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kinnosuke Nakamura

    Kinnosuke Nakamura

    Yagyu Tajima

  2. Shin'ichi Chiba

    Shin'ichi Chiba

    Jûbê Yagyû

  3. Hiroki Matsukata

    Hiroki Matsukata

    Iemitsu Tokugawa (Older Prince)

  4. Teruhiko Saigô

    Teruhiko Saigô

    Tadanaga Tokugawa (Younger Prince)

  5. Reiko Ôhara

    Reiko Ôhara

    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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Full Cast & Crew

The Shogun's Samurai
The Shogun's Samurai

Original Title 柳生一族の陰謀

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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