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The Shogun's Samurai (1978)

130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his ...See moreFollowing the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu's mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Updated Jan 21, 1978

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Dec 7, 1984 (United States)

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Kinnosuke Nakamura
Yagyu Tajima-no-Kami Munenori (as Kinnosuke Yorozuya Nakamura) Yagyu Tajima-no-Kami Munenori (as Kinnosuke Yorozuya Nakamura)   See fewer
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Shin'ichi Chiba
Yagyû Jûbê (as Sonny Chiba) Yagyû Jûbê (as Sonny Chiba)   See fewer
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Hiroki Matsukata
Tokugawa Iemitsu (Older Prince) Tokugawa Iemitsu (Older Prince)   See fewer
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Teruhiko Saigô
Tokugawa Tadanaga (Younger Prince) Tokugawa Tadanaga (Younger Prince)   See fewer
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Reiko Ôhara
Okuni (Singer) Okuni (Singer)   See fewer
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Yoshio Harada
Sanza Nagoya (Flute Player) Sanza Nagoya (Flute Player)   See fewer
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Etsuko Shiomi
Yagyu Akane (Yagyu Sister) (as Etsuko Shihomi) Yagyu Akane (Yagyu Sister) (as Etsuko Shihomi)   See fewer
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Kentarô Kudô
Yagyu Matajuro (Yagyu Brother) Yagyu Matajuro (Yagyu Brother)   See fewer
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Jirô Yabuki
Yagyu Samon (Yagyu Brother) (as Jiro Yabuki) Yagyu Samon (Yagyu Brother) (as Jiro Yabuki)   See fewer
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Hideo Murota
Sagenta Nogero (Leader of Negoro Clan) Sagenta Nogero (Leader of Negoro Clan)   See fewer
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Mayumi Asano
Mon (Fighter of Negoro Clan) Mon (Fighter of Negoro Clan)   See fewer
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Hiroyuki Sanada
Hayate (Fighter of Negoro Clan) Hayate (Fighter of Negoro Clan)   See fewer
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Ichirô Nakatani
Gyobu Amano (Masterless Samurai) Gyobu Amano (Masterless Samurai)   See fewer
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Tetsurô Tanba
Ogasawara Gensinsai (Tajima's Rival) Ogasawara Gensinsai (Tajima's Rival)   See fewer
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Etsushi Takahashi
Matsudaira Izu (Iemitsu's Chamberlain) Matsudaira Izu (Iemitsu's Chamberlain)   See fewer
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Isao Natsuyagi
Shozaemon Bekki (Tadanaga's Retainer) Shozaemon Bekki (Tadanaga's Retainer)   See fewer
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Mikio Narita
Ayamaro Karasumasu (Noble) Ayamaro Karasumasu (Noble)   See fewer
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Sanae Nakahara
Lady Kusaga (Iemitsu's Aid) Lady Kusaga (Iemitsu's Aid)   See fewer
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Shinsuke Ashida
Chamberlain Doi (Tadanaga's Chamberlain) Chamberlain Doi (Tadanaga's Chamberlain)   See fewer
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Isuzu Yamada
Oeyo (Mother) Oeyo (Mother)   See fewer
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Toshirô Mifune
Lord of Owari Lord of Owari   See fewer
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Seizô Fukumoto
Yukinojo Gensinsai (Ogasawara's Son) (uncredited) Yukinojo Gensinsai (Ogasawara's Son) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nenji Kobayashi
Scarred Ronin (uncredited) Scarred Ronin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harumi Sone
Ronin (uncredited) Ronin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sen Yano
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7.2 / 10 | 1,333 votes