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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

Sanbiki no samurai (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 13 May 1964 (Japan)
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing taxes, a wandering ronin and two renegades from the magistrate's guard take up the fight for them.

Director:

Hideo Gosha

Writers:

Keiichi Abe (screenplay), Hideo Gosha (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sakon Shiba
Isamu Nagato ... Kyôjûrô Sakura
Mikijirô Hira ... Einosuke Kikyô
Miyuki Kuwano ... Aya
Yoshiko Kayama ... Oyasu
Kyôko Aoi Kyôko Aoi ... Omitsu
Kamatari Fujiwara ... Jinbê
Tatsuya Ishiguro ... Uzaemon Matsushita
Hisashi Igawa ... Mosuke
Ichirô Izawa Ichirô Izawa ... Tanabe
Jun Tatara Jun Tatara ... Yasugorô
Toshie Kimura ... Oine
Yôko Mihara ... Omaki
Kichijirô Ueda ... Ishigaki
Nakajirô Tomita Nakajirô Tomita ... Onda
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Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight, joined by two renegades from the magistrate's guard, Sakura and Kikyo. The three outlaws find themselves in a battle to the death. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #596. See more »

Quotes

Sakon Shiba: [Negotiating with the Magistrate the release of his daughter Aya, who's being held hostage by peasants] Punish me and let the peasants go.
Uzaemon Matsushita: Very well. I promise not to punish the peasants.
Sakon Shiba: Magistrate, you're a samurai. I, too, am a samurai. This is a promise between samurai.
Uzaemon Matsushita: I understand.
Kyojuro Sakura: Everyone here is a witness. Be sure to send him back safely.
Uzaemon Matsushita: I promise that, too.
Sakon Shiba: We've made a pledge as samurai.
[Releases Aya from custody]
Aya: [...]
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one of my favorites classics
30 June 2003 | by abyss232002See all my reviews

after watching Gosha's other movies, my curiuosity for other samurai films made me buy this movie, first of all, I like the main character on this film the masterless samurai character, he was in Harakiri, and maybe goyokin nakadai's brother in law/ nemesis, anyway,the movie has some humor on it, has some great swordplay, I recomended this film because it is not all drama like samurai assassin and rebellion, there's alot of talking, until the last 5 minutes of the film


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 May 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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