TALES OF GENJI KURO (Genji Kuro Sassoki Nuregami Nitoryu)
1957 – Color – 86 min. – REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: NAKAMURA Kinnosuke
Original Story by: SHIBATA Renzaburo (creator of the Nemuri Kyoshiro series).
COURTESY OF ICHIBAN
Directed by: KATO Tai
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Another early masterpiece from filmmaker Kato Tai, features the great Nakamura Kinnosuke in one of his signature roles as master swordsman Genji Kuro. Entrusted by the Otsubo family to protect an antique sword known as the "Kaen" sword. As part of a valuable “Daisho” (pair of matched swords – long and short) it was made by a legendary swordsmith and the Otsubo family seeks to reunite it with its companion "Suien" sword at Mishima Shrine. However, the journey to the shrine is wrought with danger and Genji Kuro must put his skills to the test fending off a band of cunning and ruthless thieves. The stunning conclusion must be seen to be believed!