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The Shogun's Vault (1964)

Gokinzo yaburi (original title)
A new prisoner arrives at a prison where the prisoners have their own obscene culture. There he gets involved in a plot to steal government gold from the Shogun's vault.

Director:

Teruo Ishii
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Cast overview:
Hashizô Ôkawa Hashizô Ôkawa
Chiezô Kataoka Chiezô Kataoka
Tetsurô Tanba
Tôru Abe Tôru Abe
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A new prisoner arrives at a prison where the prisoners have their own obscene culture. There he gets involved in a plot to steal government gold from the Shogun's vault.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 August 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shogun's Vault See more »

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Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Red Peony- Hanji
3 August 2018 | by manfromplanetxSee all my reviews

Just uploaded the image here for this fantastic little seen gem. Okawa Hashizo stars as 'Red Peony' Hanji who is thrown into a crowded & brutal prison cell. A superior fighter, he earns respect enough to keep himself safe among the cut-throat group, who carry out their own form of violent justice. Once released Hanji gets involved in an intricate plot to steal government gold from the Shogun's vault deep within the palace fortress. Co-starring with outstanding performances Kataoka Chiezo, Hanji's partner in crime and detective, Tanba Tetsuro never far behind them. Loaded with surprising touches and moments, the excellent absorbing tale slowly builds momentum into a gripping, very suspenseful, highly entertianing action packed film. Masterly crafted a fabulous ground-breaking early work from director Teruo Ishii, who would later become known as "The King of Cult". for his original eclectic cinematic style. Highly Recommended !!


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