The Great Duel (1964)

A cynical samurai is left as the sole survivor to fulfil a plot to assassinate the puppet of a villain intent on usurping the shogunate in the 17th century. A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun. The best strategist in Japan, Yamaga, leads a plot to stop the Elder, but his cabal is betrayed and most of the conspirators are captured and tortured.

Directing:
  • Eiichi Kudo

Writing:
  • Kaneo Ikegami
  • Norimichi Matsudaira

Stars:
Release Date: 1964-06-03
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 118

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