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Japan action 1966 bw 121 min.
Director: Kihachi Okamoto
CLV: $69.95 - available
2 discs, catalog # CC1446L

VHS: available from Home Vision Cinema

Kihachi Okamoto's The Sword of Doom, rarely seen in the United States, is a rousing interpretation of the Hollywood Western set in shogun-era Japan. Stone-faced star Tatsuya Nakadai faces off with Toshiro Mifune to prove who's the fastest sword in the East.

One of the most impressive, and bloodiest samurai battle films in the history of cinema, Okamoto has created an action film with a particular accent on violence and raw characterizations.

This version is presented in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, featuring a new digital transfer from a 35mm composite fine grain master.

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