1971 - color - 93 min. REMASTERED Academy Standard (4:3)
Episode 19: The Quiet Showdown
Episode 20: The Sorrowful Samurai Spirit
Starring: MIFUNE Toshiro
AMACHI Shigeru, WATARI Tetsuya
NAKAMURA Katsuo, TANBA Tetsuro
Directed by: NISHIYAMA Masateru
After his arrival in Edo, Oishi Kuranosuke, accompanied by former clan member Fuwa Kazuemon, sets out to pay his respects to the late lord before calling on various members of the government while ignoring the pleas of his men who wish to attack Lord Kira immediately. Meanwhile a former member of the Ako clan who had not joined the vendetta at first has come with information that could change the course of history. Never letting up for a second, the tension mounts as Oishi seeks to have a secret meeting with his men in order to keep their focus on carrying out the raid at the proper time. Spies from both sides complicate matters in ways that can only lead to bloodshed!