CREST OF BETRAYAL
(Chushingura Gaiden-Yotsuya Kaidan)
1994 - color - Shochiku Films - 104 min. - Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
Starring: SATO Koichi, TAKAOKA Saki, OGINOME Keiko
Directed by: FUKASAKU Kinji
CREST OF BETRAYAL is an awesome mixture of Japan’s two
the loyal 47 Ronin and the Ghost of Yotsuya. By combining the two stories into one,
director Fukasaku has created a masterpiece. When former ronin Tamiya Iyemon joins
the Asano Clan, he brings with him a legacy of death and destruction. Aside from
Horibe Yasubei, he is the only one with fighting experience and his past exploits with
the sword should help in the group carrying out their long-awaited vendetta against
Lord Kira. Meanwhile, his personal life takes a twist when the granddaughter of a wealthy
clan official falls in love with him and tempts him to leave his wife Oiwa and marry her.
Powerful and haunting, this combination of love and action will have you on the edge
of your seat as the tension mounts before the great attack on the vile Lord Kira.