Shogun's Samurai - The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1984)

Shogun's Samurai - The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy





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You've seen him as the bone-cracking anti-hero of the Street Fighter films, now watch Sonny Chiba team with Japanese screen legend Toshiro Mifune and some of the biggest names in Asian cinema in an all-out martial arts melee that's guaranteed to please. Yagyu Jubei (Chiba) is the son of a shogun's instructor and the most powerful swordsman in Japan. When Yagyu's father selects Yagyu to be their heir to his throne, a bitter rivalry is sparked between Yagyu and his powerful brother. It doesn't … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Aug 17, 2004



as Yagyu Jubei
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Shogun's Samurai is a big, giant, enormous spectacle of an epic of a movie.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006

Audience Reviews for Shogun's Samurai - The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy

A bit slow, but you just can't say no to a film with Sonny Chiba as Jubei yagiu, and directed by Kinj Fukasaku.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

this was an excellent samurai flick. a story about two brothers battleing over the right to be shogun, the story is well told with great plot twists and a fast paced feel. conspiracies abound and you never know which side to root for from one moment to the next. by the end you realize that the only character worth rooting for was only semi-significant until the close of the war causes him to be the carrier of justice. highly recommended.

danny d

Super Reviewer


An interesting take on the Yagyu Clan. Jubei Yagyu is my favorite character played by Sonny Chiba. He has this sort of innocence about him, he's sweet and funny and very handsome and quite the samurai. In this story Jubei loses his left eye in a fight defending his father from another samurai but in Reborn from Hell, he loses his eye sparring with his father as a boy. In this case, the father is the evil conspiracing bastard who has turned two brothers against eachother for Shogun place and Yagyu gets to be the teacher of the turned bad prince. Many innocence people and clans were used and killed by Yagyu and this evil prince turned Shogun... All for the sake of keeping the Yagyu school which is the dream of Jubei's father. In the end finding the truth to be thus, Jubei angerly confronted his father with the severed head of his so called prince. Yagyu lost his mind. My only disappointment is that it's not showing enough of Jubei/Sonny Chiba.

Holly F.

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