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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (Miyamoto Musashi) (1954)

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Toshirô Mifune Toshirô Mifune
Musashi Miyamoto
Rentaro Mikuni Rentaro Mikuni
Honiden Matahachi
Kuroemon Onoe Kuroemon Onoe
Takuan Osho
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada
Mitsuko Mito Mitsuko Mito
Oko, Matahachi's wife
Eiko Miyoshi Eiko Miyoshi
Osugi, Matahachi's mother
Akihiko Hirata Akihiko Hirata
Seijuro Yoshioka

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Description: Following the Battle of Sekigahara, Takezo (Mifune) and his friend Matahachi (Rentaro Mikuni) find themselves on the losing side. Instead of the grand victory and glory Takezo had anticipated, he finds himself a hunted fugitive. The pair seek shelter with a widow and her daughter. Both women attempt to seduce Takezo but are rejected. The widow then tells Matahachi that Takezo tried to assault her and convinces him to escort her and her daughter to Kyoto. Matahachi agrees even though he loves (and is betrothed to) Otsu (Kaoru Yachigusa), a woman from his village. Takezo returns to his village to tell Matahachi's family that he ... (more)
Release date: 18 November 1955
UPC: 037429125427
Tags: Japan (5), Samurai (5), Action (4), 1950s (4), Drama (3), 1954 (3), Biography (2), History (2), Adventure (2), Martial Arts (2), Trilogy (2), Path (2), Japanese (1), Foreign Language (1), Biopic (1), 11 (1), Based On Book (1), East Asia (1), Retro Asian (1), Jidaigeki (1)
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"In the first part of the epic Samurai Trilogy, Miyamoto is a wide-eyed romantic, dreaming of military glory in the civil war that is ravaging the seventeenth-century countryside. Twists of fate, however, turn him into a fugitive. But he is saved by a woman who loves him and a cunning priest who guides him to the samurai path."

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"First viewing - Feb. 1st Mifune Monday I've been wanting to check out the Samurai trilogy ever since I first heard of it via Mifune: The Last Samurai, so I was pretty stoked to find it on HBO Max. Toshirô Mifune is as excellent as ever, and the story is fairly well told. Despite the run-time being slightly over 90 minutes there are a couple places where it drags noticeably, and if I'm checking the time that's never a good thing. But otherwise I was fairly well entertained and it ended on a not"

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