THE SWORD OF DOOM
Director: Kihachi Okamoto Run Time: 122 min. Release Year: 1966 Language: Japanese
Starring: Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Nakadai, Toshirō Mifune, Yōko Naitō, Yûzô Kayama
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 craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.