Furin kazan (Samurai Banners) (Wind-Fire-Forest-Mountain) (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

Furin kazan (Samurai Banners) (Wind-Fire-Forest-Mountain) (1969)

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Furin Kazan (AKA Samurai Banners) is based on the bestselling Japanese novel of the same name, written by Yasushi Inove. Toshiro Mifune plays Yamamoto, a physically impaired 17th century Samurai, whose wife and child have been massacred in a war. He signs on to advise a warlord, believing that the fellow has the strength to kill off all of the rival leaders and unify the nation, but he quietly objects to the man's pompous arrogance, sadism and self-centeredness. The assignment succeeds triumphantly as the men, working together, vanquish every competitor across the land. The warlord then approves his request to wipe out a neighboring ruler with whom they've made a pact; Yamamoto kills him, and then stops the man's princess daughter from committing seppuku. He falls in love with the heiress, and she with him, but the warlord wants her as a concubine. Yamamoto agrees to this request out of devotion to his leader, and even convinces the young woman to obey the request. After she conceives an illegitimate child with the warlord, Yamamoto devotes himself and his life to strengthening the power and reach of Japan and spreading the belief that the child is the rightful heir to the throne. He thus ensures that the baby will grow up to become the ruler of a unified nation. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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An excellent samurai story on greed and ambition. A ronin, Yamamoto, becomes the samurai strategist of the lord of Kai. Eventually, love strikes him. Which does he choose: love or a united Nippon? Good flix! Excellent photography and direction.

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
½

Really good Samurai film with cool action and music the acting is insanely cool!!! One dud is its kind of the same as another i saw a while ago but i still liked it if anything. BTW I LOVED THE FIGHT SCENES!!!

Keiko  Aya
Keiko Aya

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this samurai epic is one of the many examples of the greatness of samurai films and japanese film in general. inagaki does a bang up directing job and mifune puts in another of his countless stellar performances. the story is great, the camera work and locations used were top notch, and the film possesed a beauty to it that has to be seen to be understood. a legthy film that justifies its 2 hr and 45 minute length. great film.

danny d
danny d

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