About the film
japan samurai assassination jidaigeki edo period chanbara bushi
The Great Duel
Release Date: June 03, 1964
|Production Companies||:||Toei Company, Toei Studios Kyoto|
|Writers||:||Kaneo Ikegami, Norimichi Matsudaira|
A cynical samurai is left as the sole survivor to fulfill a plot to assassinate the puppet of a villain intent on usurping the shogunate in the 17th century. A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun. The best strategist in Japan, Yamaga, leads a plot to stop the Elder, but his cabal is betrayed and most of the conspirators are captured and tortured.