The Militarists (1970)

03/10/1971 (US) DramaWar 2h 14m
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This tremendous blockbuster hit from 1970, showing the rise to power of Tojo Hideki, is perhaps the most important film to come out of Japan since the 7 Samurai! Interspersed with actual footage dating back to the 1930’s and throughout the Great Pacific War it shows in exciting detail the early successes and ultimate failure of the Japanese war machine. Never before has there been a chronicle of this magnitude about the war in the Pacific Theater of Operations, rivaling Saving Private Ryan with its intense battle scenes. With a brilliant cast featuring Kobayashi Keiju as Tojo, Yamamura So as former Prime Minister Yonai, Mifune Toshiro as Admiral Yamamoto, and Kayama Yuzo as an intrepid newspaper reporter whose articles detailing Japanese losing battles infuriates Tojo to the point of putting his life in danger! The final hour of this film features some of the most disturbing aspects of how the Japanese fought to save their nation and their honor!

  1. Hiromichi Horikawa

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Keiju Kobayashi

    Keiju Kobayashi

    Premier Hideki Tojo

  2. Yûzô Kayama

    Yûzô Kayama

    Goro Arai

  3. Toshirō Mifune

    Toshirō Mifune

    Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto

  4. Sō Yamamura

    Sō Yamamura

    Mitsumasa Yonai

  5. Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuya Mihashi

    Takijiro Onishi

  6. Toshio Kurosawa

    Toshio Kurosawa

    Kamikaze pilot

  7. Goro Tarumi

    Takei

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The Militarists
The Militarists

Original Title 激動の昭和史 軍閥

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Original Language Japanese

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