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The Sword of Doom


Tatsuya Nakadai, Yz Kayama, Michiyo Aratama, Yko Nait View All


Kihachi Okamoto (Director), Shinobu Hashimoto (Writer) View All

Released: Jul. 1st, 1966
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Merciless swordsman Ryunosuke Tsukue is a government assassin in feudal Japan who has no remorse and no moral code. When he is scheduled to participate in a friendly fencing contest, he ends up killing his competitor. Next, after a fight with his own mistress, he murders her and deserts their infant son. Later, while spending the night in a haunted geisha house, he sees the specters of all of his victims and spirals into madness, leaving a...
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thracian dawg
We can't be sure if Ryunosuke's story would have continued on in the subsequent films or if his character ended with this film.
I first payed attention to the movie when I read a review by Movieforums member reviewed it, and I considered the review to be well-written and interesting enough for me to watch the movie soon after reading the review.
Citizen Rules
I wasn't real big on the way the film ended but then I learned later that the author of the novel that this was based on, died before it could be finished, so the ending is an appropriate way to acknowledge that fact.