Rating: 7 stars
Seen 2 times
Seen on: 06/25/2020, 12/31/2012
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
Toshirō Mifune | Akiko Wakabayashi | Mie Hama | Tatsuya Mihashi | Jun Tazaki | Akihiko Hirata | Tadao Nakamaru | Ikio Sawamura | Sachio Sakai | Makoto Satō | Yumi Shirakawa | Susumu Kurobe | Hideyo Amamoto | Minoru Takada | Masashi Taiki | Ichirô Arishima | Shigeki Ishida | Hiroshi Hasegawa | Shante Zaberi | E.M. Aziz | Ren Yamamoto
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.