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Samurai Rebellion


Toshir? Mifune, Yko Tsukasa, G? Kat?, Tatsuyoshi Ehara View All


Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Masaki Kobayashi (Director) View All

Release: May 27th, 1967
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
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The film is very slow and the plot progresses with great patience, which does seem to be rewarding in places, but the bleak and static approach of the writing and direction does tend to bore or at least feel bland from time to time and the lack of music or background noise throughout most of the fil....
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What I thought was interesting is how this Japanese film from 1967 seemed to take it's cues from late 1950s American melodrama films.
Holden Pike
*BTW, Samurai Rebellion has recently been released on R1 DVD by the Criterion Collection, available individually or in the "Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics" boxed set with Sword of the Beast (1965 - Hideo Gosha), Samurai Spy (1965 - Masahiro Shinoda) and Kill.