(Yagyu Ichizoku no Inbo) 2008
Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9
Cast: MATSUKATA Hiroki, KAMIKAWA Takaya
Directed by: YAMASHITA Tomohiko
The classic tale retold. This is one of Japan’s most popular stories in a brand new
version starring the great Matsukata Hiroki following in the footsteps of Yorozuya
Kinnosuke as Yagyu Tajima, the grandmaster swordsman whose plot to maintain
the succession of Iemitsu as shogun encounters obstacles on all sides. Loaded with
action and featuring many of Japan’s new up and coming sword stars this exciting
made for television movie brings back the feelings of the golden age of motion pictures.
Stunning cinematography brings 17th Century Japan to life in this exciting tale of loyalty
and betrayal, leading up to an ending that won’t be found in any history book.