CHAMBARA – THE ART OF JAPANESE SWORDPLAY
THE SAMURAI MOVIE REVIVAL
2017 – Color - 85 min. – DIGITAL ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: NAKAJIMA Sadao
Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao
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Master filmmaker Nakajima Sadao comes out of retirement with a brilliant documentary about the history of the Japanese Samurai Movie genre, dating back to the earliest film, 1908’s "The Battle of Honnoji Temple" using interviews, rare restored footage, multiple scenes from the most famous samurai movies, and finally a newly filmed 'Chambara' (sword fight) scene. Featuring an interview with late screen legend Matsukata Hiroki, all with easy to read English subtitles this is the ultimate way to learn the history of Japanese cinema!