MIYAMOTO MUSASHI – DUEL AT KONGO-IN TEMPLE
(Miyamoto Musashi – Kongo-in no Ketto)
1943 – B & W – 66 min. REMASTERED Academy Standard (4:3)
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Starring: KATAOKA Chiezo
From the deepest archives of Japanese film history comes this superbly restored edition of one of the epic adventures of Miyamoto Musashi, the greatest swordsman in all the land. Known primarily as the first to use both of his swords together, we learn here how he came to devise the Niten-ryu or ”Two Heavens As One” style. Not only must he face the powerful martial art priests of Kongo-In Temple, Musashi crosses paths with samurai of the Yagyu clan, skilled in the deadly Shinkage style. For this classic work to have survived the destruction of Japanese samurai films during the occupation is nothing short of a miracle.