The Sword of Doom (1966)
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Though the narrative does not seem to be succinctly charted, 'Sword of Doom' makes up for it by being beautifully photographed and completely engaging, leading to a fiery climax that doesn't let up.
A sociopathic swordsman hacks and hews his way toward his inevitable undoing, or so it seems. Director Okamoto expertly builds both tension and tempo as his samurai epic progresses, but be aware that the ending is rather odd and anticlimactic.
Tatsuya Nakadai in one of his most impressive performances in this nihilistic samurai film were doom indeed seems to be the only option for Ryonosuke, and everyone around him.
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