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Rating: 7 stars

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Seen on: 12/31/2012

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Adventure in Kigan Castle (1966)

Directed by Senkichi Taniguchi

Adventure | Fantasy | Action

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

Osami, a soldier-of-fortune from Japan, joins with priest Ensai in a quest for the ashes of the great Buddha. Their journey takes them to a kingdom in the Middle East, where they find intrigue and romance in the court of an evil king.

Length 105 minutes

Actors

Ikio Sawamura | Ren Yamamoto | E.M. Aziz | Shante Zaberi | Hiroshi Hasegawa | Hideyo Amamoto | Shigeki Ishida | Susumu Kurobe | Sachio Sakai | Minoru Takada | Ichirô Arishima | Jun Tazaki | Masashi Taiki | Akihiko Hirata | Yumi Shirakawa | Akiko Wakabayashi | Mie Hama | Tadao Nakamaru | Makoto Satō | Tatsuya Mihashi | Toshirō Mifune

Viewing Notes

Such a unique film that sadly has no official home video release. Not sure why since it’s a Toho production with a great cast. Strange movie that often feels like Mifune is phoning in his performance yet at times totally earnest. Odd mix of adventure and fantasy. Cool film.

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