"Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto"
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
The first part of
Hiroshi Inagaki's trilogy about Japan's most notorious 17th century swordfighter, Mushashi
Miyamoto (Toshiro Mifune), details his odyssey from farmer to disaffected killer. Having
fought on the losing side during the civil war, he returns as a manic outlaw caught
between his feelings for a beautiful village girl and a sympathetic Buddhist priest.
"The beauty of wooded sequences, several mass battle scenes and other settings is
extraordinary" (Variety). With Rentaro Mikuni, Karuo Yashigusa and Koji
Tsurato. Japanese with English subtitles.