About the film
Release Date: July 13, 1973
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku Co., Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Shigemi Sugisaki, Yoshiharu Mishima|
|Writers||:||Eiji Yoshikawa, Yoshitaro Nomura, Yamashita Kiyomoto|
In Part I we see the young would-be swordsman setting out to achieve greatness in war, achieving nothing because fighting on the losing side, & then beginning his long period of wandering & training, with the goal always in mind of his duel with Kojiro. Part II builds toward that great duel on Ganryu Island, with considerable focus on Musashi's planning & forethought as to how to gain an advantage.