Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman—plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule—Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse, without mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness.

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3.9 out of 5
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Studio
The Criterion Collection
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Copyright
© 1965 Toho Co., Ltd.

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Primary
Japanese (Stereo)

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