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Demons (1971)

Shura (original title)
After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director:

Toshio Matsumoto

Writers:

Nanboku Tsuruya (play), Shûji Ishizawa (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katsuo Nakamura ... Gengobei
Juro Kara Juro Kara ... Sangorô
Yasuko Sanjo Yasuko Sanjo ... Koman
Masao Imafuku Masao Imafuku ... Hachiemon
Kappei Matsumoto Kappei Matsumoto ... Ryôshin
Tamotsu Tamura Tamotsu Tamura ... Yasuke
Hideo Kanze Hideo Kanze ... Takubei
Shinji Amano Shinji Amano ... Inosuke
Hatsuo Yamaya Hatsuo Yamaya ... Chôhachi
Yusuke Minami Yusuke Minami ... Kankurô
Takashi Ebata Takashi Ebata ... Torazô (as Kanji Ebata)
Atsuko Kawaguchi Atsuko Kawaguchi ... Kikuno
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After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demons See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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very bloody revenge
30 August 2019 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

I see the rest of the reviewers and people love this movie. I do see some of the good points in the movie.

For me problem is maybe the start. The start points more or less to the way the movie ends. I am not a fan of knowing the ending. It made the movie feel half an hour too long for me. It is a very long movie, But I have enjoyed other very long movies of these kinds before.

The movie is definitely also bloody in those parts where the swords are drawn. Maybe more bloody and brutal than it really needed to be in some cases.

The acting and directing I found neither really good or bad. Just kind of average.

Would I recommend this movie? For most people no. For people that like black and white samurai revenge movies there is a good chance they will like parts or al of it. The story is fine enough and connected to the 47 samurai in an interesting way.


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