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The Blossom and the Sword (1973)

Nihon kyôka den (original title)
One of director Koto's bloodiest, most evocative, skilfully orchestrated fight scenes, Poetic, gut-wrenching and, at times, very moving.

Director:

Tai Katô

Writers:

Tai Katô (screenplay), Tai Katô (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yôko Maki Yôko Maki ... Mine Kondô
Tetsuya Watari ... Seijirô Tanaka
Kin'ya Kitaôji Kin'ya Kitaôji ... Captain Sakagami
Gô Katô Gô Katô ... Toyohiko Kagawa
Meichô Soganoya Meichô Soganoya ... Kinzô Nagata (as Myocho Saganoya)
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe ... Tsuyoshi Kishimoto
Junkô Tôda Junkô Tôda ... Tsuru Ogawa
Kunio Murai Kunio Murai ... Minoru Ôhama
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai ... Okin
Miyoko Shibata Miyoko Shibata
Kamatari Fujiwara
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One of director Koto's bloodiest, most evocative, skilfully orchestrated fight scenes, Poetic, gut-wrenching and, at times, very moving.

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This is one of director Kato's least known later films, and one of his best. A splendid odyssey through a turn-of-the-century Japan in violent upheaval. See more »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Flower of Darkness See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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