The Phoenix (1978)

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and elderly advisor Sumuke, hire Yumihiko of Matsuro to hunt the phoenix so that Queen Himiko, sister of Susano-O can have eteranal life.

Directing:
  • Kon Ichikawa

Writing:
  • Osamu Tezuka
  • Shuntaro Tanikawa

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-08-12
themoviedb icon 5.3/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: 日本語
  • Runtime: 137

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