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The Sword of Doom (1966)

The Sword of Doom




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In this epic Japanese samurai adventure, a bloodthirsty young fighter (Tatsuya Nakadai) kills a man in competition and is pursued by the slain warrior's brother. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2005


Tatsuya Nakadai
as Ryunosuke Tsukue
Toshiro Mifune
as Toranosuke Shimada
Yuzo Kayama
as Hyoma Utsuki
Ichir˘ Nakaya
as Bunnojo Utsuki
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Critic Reviews for The Sword of Doom

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Given a sweeping epic treatment.

Full Review… | January 18, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[A] visually stunning epic.

Full Review… | July 1, 2006
Goatdog's Movies

clean, swift, and brutal

Full Review… | May 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Sword of Doom


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.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


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.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

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