The second film adaptation of Futaro Yamada's fantasy masterpiece. The latest VFX brings a "real" demonic world to life!
After ten-odd years since the end of the Shimabara Rebellion, its leader Amakusa Shirō ominously comes back from the dead. After appearing in the Kishu area, Shirō renounces God who never helped him. To destroy the shogunate that annihilated him, he brings back renowned fighters such as Araki Mataemon, Hōzōin Inshun, and Miyamoto Musashi to life. Sensing a catastrophe, Yagyū Jūbē goes after the men, defeating them one by one in deathly battles. Upon his arrival to Edo Castle for the final battle, Jūbē is confronted by his late father Yagyū Tajima-no-kami Munenori who had also turned into a demonic swordsman. Witness the final and mortal combat between apostate Shirō and Jūbē who defeated his own father.
Director Hideyuki Hirayama
Actor Yosuke Kubozuka, Koichi Sato, Kumiko Aso, Arata Furuta, Akira Emoto, Katsuo Nakamura, Kyozo Nagatsuka
Japan｜ 2003｜ 106min｜ ｜
Hideyuki Hirayama [Film Director]
Hirayama was born in 1950 in Fukuoka. After graduating Nihon University College of Art, he worked on numerous films as a freelance assistant director. In 1990, he made his directorial debut with Maria’s Stomach. In 1992, he won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award with The Games Teachers Play. With School Ghost Stories series, which became a smash-hit, and Begging for Love, which won him Japan Academy Awards’ Director of the Year, the credibility of his directing skills was widely recognized. Other works of his include Turn (2001) and Lady Joker (2004).
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