EXECUTIONER OF DARKNESS!: PLOT AGAINST THE CHIEF COUNCILOR
(Oedo Hankacho Yami o Kiru!)
1993 – color – 94 minutes – Remastered Academy Standard (4:3)
Starring: SATOMI Kotaro
HINO Shohei, TANBA Tetsuro
Directed by: SAITO Mitsumasa
COURTESY OF ICHIBAN
Shogunate official, Katsuyama Kujuro dies in a suspicious fire. The investigation will uncover a firestorm of corruption and treachery that threatens to unseat the shogun. Evidence points to the chief councilor, the shogun’s closest administrator. The only man trusted to mint the shogunate’s gold currency. Inspector Yuranosuke and Magistrate Ogasawara will lay down their lives together, facing a maze of suspects and a host of bloodthirsty Fuma ninja who seek to tear down the government and murder the shogun to get their hands on his gold. When the fighting ends who will remain alive?