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Restoration Fire (1961)

維新の篝火

86 min

Country: Japan

Director: Sadatsugu Matsuda

Actors: Akitake Kôno…Chiezô KataokaChikage AwashimaHaruo TanakaKoinosuke OnoeKôtarô SatomiNoriko KitazawaRyûnosuke TsukigataSatomi OkaTakashi Shimura

Genres: Drama, History

Subtitle: English

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Megastar Kataoka Chiezo is Vice-commander Hijikata Toshizo of the Shinsengumi in this realistic tale of Japan’s inner battles that led to the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate. Excellent performances and extremely good swordplay highlight this glimpse into the heart and soul of Japanese history. Although known as “Razor Blade” Hijikata, the vice-commander is a man of deep conviction with a little-known sense of humanity. Starting after the famed Ikedaya Incident, in which they saved Kyoto from Choshu’s plot to burn the city to ashes, they work hard to change the public’s view of them as merciless killers to their true mission of protecting the shogun. This is an extraordinary tale of blood and guts! From the pen of award winning author Shotaro Ikenami (Bandit Vs. Samurai, Hunter in the Dark, Misumi’s The Last Samurai)

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