YASUBEI THE MEDIATOR: DUEL AT TAKADANOBABA (Kenka Yasubei: Ketto Takada no Baba)
1989 – Color - 96 min. – REMASTERED ACADEMY STANDARD (4:3)
Starring: TAKAHASHI Hideki
MANDA Hisako, HORI Chiemi
SHIMOJO Masami, TAKEI Mitsugu
and TAMURA Takahiro as Yasubei's uncle
Directed by: TANAKA Tokuzo
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One of Japan’s greatest heroes, Horibe Yasubei, who is best known as the finest swordsman in the Ako clan who exacted revenge on Lord Kira for the death of their Lord Asano in the Tale of 47 Ronin had been famed throughout the nation after defeating the Murakami sword style in a wild duel at Takada no Baba. This movie tells Yasubei’s life story, leading up to and including the spectacular swordplay that made him a national hero. Takahashi Hideki stars as Yasubei, from his early life as a raw swordsman who becomes one of the top students in his dojo, before marrying into the Ako clan. But first he must face his greatest adversary in a showdown the likes of which has never been seen.