TALES OF GENJI KURO - TRILOGY BOX SET (Genji Kuro Sassoki)
1957-1962 – Color – 280 min. – REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: NAKAMURA Kinnosuke
Original Story by: SHIBATA Renzaburo (creator of the Nemuri Kyoshiro series).
COURTESY OF ICHIBAN & KUROTOKAGI
Directed by: KATO Tai (#'s 1+2)
Directed by: ITO Daisuke (#3)
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A pair of early masterpieces from filmmaker Kato Tai, and concluded by legendary director Ito Daisuke, “Tales of Young Genji Kuro” trilogy features the great Nakamura Kinnosuke in one of his signature roles as master swordsman Genji Kuro. Entrusted by the Otsubo family to protect an antique sword known as the "Kaen" sword. As part of a valuable “Daisho” (pair of matched swords – long and short) it was made by a legendary swordsmith and the Otsubo family seeks to reunite it with its companion "Suien" sword at Mishima Shrine. However, the journey to the shrine is wrought with danger and Genji Kuro must put his skills to the test fending off a band of cunning and ruthless thieves. The stunning conclusion must be seen to be believed!