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Review: Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai

Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai Amazon Price: $18.75 Starring: Eijiro Tono, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kyoko Kishida Directed:  Tadashi Imai Release Date:  April 28 1963 Run Time:  123 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles: English Distributor: AnimEigo Film Synopsis Bushido, a.k.a. “The Way of the Warrior” is the chivalrous code of the samurai that […]

Review: The Secret of the Urn

The Secret of the Urn Starring:Kinnosuke Nakamura Directed: Hideo Gosha Release Date: 1966 Run Time:  91 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  English Distributor: AnimEigo Plot After losing both an eye and an arm to treachery while on a mission for his clan, Samanosuke (Kinnosuke NAKAMURA) becomes a ronin who calls himself TANGE Sazen. […]

Review: Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi Starring: Kinnosuke Nakamura Directed: Tomu Uchida Release Date: 1961 – 1965 Run Time:  570 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  English Distributor: AnimEigo Plot An epic 5-film series that chronicles the life of Japan’s most famous swordsman, Miyamoto Mushashi, founder of the Niten-ryu school of swordsmanship, and author of The Book of Five […]

Review: Revenge

Revenge Starring: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Eitaro Shindo Directed: Tadashi Imai Release Date: 1964 Run Time: 104 Minutes Format: DVD Audio: Japanese / Subtitles:  Eng Distributor: Animeigo Plot A minor quarrel escalates into a duel. A death creates a debt of honor. The demands of honor outweigh the demands of justice, and force friends to spill each […]