Sunday 3rd November, Deptford Cinema
Doors open @ 1.00pm, Film starts @ 1.30pm
Tickets: £6.00 Full / £4.50 concessions
director: Kihachi Okamoto
starring: Tatsuya Nakadai
run-time: 120 mins
Another towering performance from the legendary Tatsuya Nakadai (also the lead in ‘Samurai Sundays’ opening film, Harakiri) as Ryunosuke Tsukue, an emotionless, sadistic, and seemingly unbeatable samurai with an unorthodox style. He roams the countryside like a spectre, leaving a trail of destruction and fateful vendettas in his wake.
When he kills an opponent after being illegally attacked during a tournament bout, he flees only to be pursued by several members of the dead man’s clan. Tsukue expertly despatches them all during a stand-out scene set in a misty forest.
After several years of contract killings he finally descends into complete insanity, haunted by the victims of his countless slayings. But will he finally be made to pay for his history of violence?