Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple (Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijoji No Kettoo)

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(out of 5)

The fantastic trilogy continues with this exciting adventure! Stepping up the action, this middle chapter in the Samurai Trilogy has legendary Musashi Miyamoto () battle a duel with a great warrior in the exciting opening and develop a reputation for his magnificent swordsmanship. The search for the fulfillment of his soul keeps him more occupied than anything else, for he still has not managed to escape his foolish, youthful ways in favour of more spiritually attuned pursuits. A personal vendetta against him develops into a giant battle with a whole legion of Samurai at the titular locale in the film’s great climax, leaving behind one nemesis who will fight Musashi in the third instalment.

Toho Company

Japan, 1955

Directed by

Screenplay by Hiroshi Inagaki, , based on the play by , from the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection


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