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Aro Recommended Samurai Trilogy, The


aka: Musashi Miyamoto, Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Duel at Ganryu Island
USA 1954-1956,
Dir. Hiroshi Inagaki
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Classics, Action/Adventure / Martial Arts

Topics: Box-sets.


Aroview: Sweeping saga of a legendary 17th century samurai Musashi Miyamoto, that made an icon of actor Toshiro Mifune. Played out against the turmoil of a devastating civil war, the Trilogy follows Musashi’s odyssey from unruly youth to enlightened warrior.

Part I, "Musashi Miyamoto"
The hero’s dreams of military glory end in betrayal, defeat, and a fugitive lifestyle. But he is saved by a woman who loves him and a cunning priest who guides him to the samurai path.

Part II, "Duel at Ichijoji Temple"
Musashi beats a samurai armed with a chain-and-sickle and is later set upon by eighty samurai disciples—orchestrated by the sinister Kojiro—while the two women who love him watch helplessly.

Part III, "Duel at Ganryu Island"
Musashi reunites tragically with the women who love him, and battles for samurai supremacy in a climactic confrontation with his lifelong nemesis.

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