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KATSU KAISHU

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KATSU KAISHU

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KATSU KAISHU

 

1990 – Color – 2 Discs – ACADEMY STANDARD (4:3)

Starring: TAMURA Masakazu

                WAKABAYASHI Go, TANBA Tetsuro

                MORISHIGE Hisaya, TAMURA Takahiro

Directed by: YAMASHITA Kosaku

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The story of one of Japan's greatest figures from the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and early Restoration Period is told here in a magnificent performance by popular film actor Tamura Masakazu. This is perhaps the greatest role he has ever played as history comes to life on the video screen. Many of the great historical events that Japan experienced come to light, from the first voyage to the United States (subject of the Okamoto film EAST MEETS WEST), the meeting and sub-sequent friendship with Sakamoto Ryoma (who had come to assassinate him), to the assassination of Ii Naosuke and the fall of the Shogunate are all told here. Katsu's father is played to perfection by Masakazu's older brother, Takahiro, and the role of Kaishu as a very old man is taken over by a third brother, Ryo. Katsu Kaishu was one of the few people who had the ear of 'The Last Samurai' Saigo Takamori, and helped to forge the future of Japan in a way that has lasted to this day.

 

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