DECISIVE BATTLE AT KURODA CASTLE
(Gozonji Kuroda-Bushi: Kessen Kuroda-Jo)
Courtesy of Ichiban
1960 - b&w - Shintoho Films - 74 min. - Letterbox (4:3)
Starring: ARASHI Kanjuro
After the massacre of Christians at Shimabara, followers of Amakusa Shiro band
together in a plot to overthrow the shogunate in order to exact revenge on the
Tokugawa. At the same time there is a succession dispute in the Kuroda clan,
as one faction tried to usurp the rightful heir and take over the honored clan.
Before his untimely death, the lord of the Kuroda bestowed “Nihongo”
a magnificent spear on his finest warrior, which ultimately brings him into contact
with two of Japan’s most famous historical figures, Yagyu Jubei and
Miyamoto Musashi. Can the three masters of martial art join forces to defeat their
enemies and save the nation?