Shogun's Samurai

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Shogun's samurai
Region 1 DVD cover
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Written by Kinji Fukasaku
Tatsuo Nogami
Hirō Matsuda
Starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya
Shinichi Chiba
Hiroki Matsukata
Music by Toshiaki Tsushima
Cinematography Norimichi Ikawa
Distributed by Toei Company, Ltd.
Release date
Running time
130 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Shogun's samurai (柳生一族の陰謀, Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō), also known as The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy and Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan, is a 1978 Japanese historical martial arts period film directed by Kinji Fukasaku. The film is the first of two period films by Fukasaku starring Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba as Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū, the other being Samurai Reincarnation. The film was adapted into a teleplay called The Yagyu Conspiracy (柳生一族の陰謀, Yagyū Ichizoku no Inbō) that was broadcast by Kansai Telecasting Corporation for 39 one-hour TV episodes from 1978 to 1979.



The film received five Japan Academy Prize nominations, including best actor (Kinnosuke Yorozuya), best art direction (Norimichi Ikawa), best film, best screenplay (Kinji Fukasaku, Tatsuo Nogami, Hirō Matsuda), and best supporting actor (Shinichi Chiba).[1]


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External links

  • Shogun's Samurai on IMDb
  • Trailer for Shogun's Samurai on YouTube
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