THE ELDER LORD OF MITO
1978 – Color - 89 min. – ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: MIFUNE Toshiro
SATOMI Kotaro, NAKATANI Ichiro
TAKEWAKA Muga, TONO Eijiro
Directed by: YAMAUCHI Tetsuya
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One of Japan’s most popular historical characters, former Vice-Shogun Tokugawa Mitsukuni, whose travels around the nation are legendary has made it to the silver screen in a dynamic and exciting tale featuring megastar Mifune Toshiro as an expert swordsman drawn into the action to fight injustice. The Elder Lord travels about disguised as a retired merchant with his two trusty bodyguards Sukesaburo and Kakunoshin by his side and secret agent Yashichi close by. After a chance meeting with a dying man and young woman who had been brutally attacked, they set out for Kaga Province to wreak vengeance on the responsible parties. Don’t miss this exciting journey into Japanese history!