TRAGEDY OF A COOLIE SAMURAI
(Kono Kubi Ichiman Goku)
1963 – Color – 93 min. – REMASTERED ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9)
Starring: OKAWA Hashizo
ERI Chiemi, SAKAI Shunji
Music by: IFUKUBE Akira
Directed by: ITO Daisuke
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Gonza was a handsome young laborer, a footman and spear-carrier, working hard for his meager wage. All Gonza wanted was to marry his young sweetheart, but despite their mutual poverty, her status as the daughter of a samurai blocked their path to happiness. A chance opportunity to achieve samurai status would come one day, but Gonza will regret trusting the so-called honorable samurai who extended this fateful offer, and the terrible price he'd pay, fighting for his life in one of the most blood-spattered samurai battles ever filmed.