BLOODY SHURIKEN (Akai Shuriken)
1965 – Color –87 min. – RE-MASTERED Anamorphic Widescreen (16:9)
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Starring: ICHIKAWA Raizo
HARUKAWA Masumi, KOBAYASHI Chitose
YAMAGATA Isao, NAMBARA Koji
Directed by: TANAKA Tokuzo
Japanese super-star Ichikawa Raizo stars as Ibuki Shinnosuke, a master knife thrower whose signature red-handled knives leave a bloody trail wherever he travels. Arriving in the lawless town of Shukuba, where three families, the Sumiya, Hotoke, and Kanzo are competing to rule the area, he is hired as a bodyguard by Sumiya. In response, the other two hire assassins with the intent of killing Ibuki and taking over the town. Structured somewhat like a Spaghetti Western this tale of violence, romance, and betrayal is a true classic. Long awaited by Raizo fans across the globe, this is Ichikawa Raizo at the peak of his career!