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Satan's Sword (1960)

Daibosatsu tôge (original title)
The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, an amoral samurai and a master swordsman with an unorthodox style.

Director:

Kenji Misumi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raizô Ichikawa Raizô Ichikawa ... Ryunosuke Tsukue
Kôjirô Hongô Kôjirô Hongô ... Hyoma Utsugi
Tamao Nakamura Tamao Nakamura ... Ohama / Otoyo
Fujiko Yamamoto ... Omatsu
Kenji Sugawara Kenji Sugawara ... Kondo, Isamu
Jun Negami Jun Negami ... Serizawa
Ryûzô Shimada Ryûzô Shimada ... Kamiya Shuzen
Toshio Chiba Toshio Chiba ... Coolie Saizo
Saburo Niwamata Saburo Niwamata ... Utsugi
Chishû Ryû ... Tsukue
Michiko Ai Michiko Ai ... Okinu
Reiko Fujiwara ... Courtesan Yuki
Yôichi Funaki Yôichi Funaki ... Shinzaburo
Yoichi Mashio Yoichi Mashio ... Yohachi
Yoshindo Yamaji Yoshindo Yamaji ... Onogawa
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The story follows the life of Ryunosuke Tsukue, an amoral samurai and a master swordsman with an unorthodox style.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 October 1960 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Espada Demoníaca: Primeira Época See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daiei Kyoto See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The same source material was used 6 years later by Kihachi Okamoto in Sword of Doom. See more »

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Followed by Daibosatsu toge: Kanketsu-hen (1961) See more »

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Dull and muddled
24 September 2007 | by sharptongueSee all my reviews

My missus, who is Japanese, tells me that Raizo Ichikawa was a very big star around the time this film was made. Well, I can't say he does much for me. In fact, I think his mostly minimal acting style is one of the reasons that this film, first of a trilogy, is fairly uninteresting.

The effeminate yet deep-voiced Raizo plays a swordfighter with superb skills in the slashing department but minimal skills in relationships. A lot more could have happened than actually did, and it took quite a long time about it. The main enjoyment of this picture is some of the great costumes, period interior decorating and architecture and scenery. The other two films are better, but only slightly.


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