Women love; they love, even after being killed Will martyrs go to paradise? Double suicide surely goes to hell
|Cast||Koichi Sato, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome|
The age of Genroku. After wandering jobless, Iemon finally finds a post as retainer to the Asano clan, but the Ako domain is wiped-out due to a bloodshed, and he returns to being a ronin. A woman appears in front of him, as he plays the biwa on the streets. She is the woman of his fortune, Oiwa... Chushingura has been loved by the Japanese for hundreds of years, and the Yotsuya Kaidan has continued to terrify people for hundreds of years. In the original Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan, written by late Edo Kabuki writer Tsuruya Nanboku, the protagonist Tamiya Iemon, was an Ako Ronin.
(Film Director, 1930-2003) Born in Ibaraki. Graduate of Nihon University College of Art. He joined Toei in 1953, and debuted as director in 1961. With “Jakoman and Tetsu” ('64) creating a hit, he sup-ports Toei’s yakuza stream. His alias as "Fukasaku of action films" becomes concrete with the “Battles Without Honor and Humanity” series ('73-'76), becoming the core of Toei’s account-based films. He stayed in the front-line with “Shogun’s Samurai” ('78), “The Fall of Ako Castle” ('78), “Virus” ('80), and “A Chaos of Flowers” ('88). 1982, he wipes the film awards of that year with “Fall Guy” distributed by Shochiku. he then has produced “Black Lizard” ('68), “Sure Death 4: Revenge” ('87), and “The Triple Cross” ('92).